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'Harry Potter' Star: Anger Towards Rowling in Trans Debate Is 'Misplaced'

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Harry Potter star has defended J.K. Rowling and said that anger towards the author over her views about transgender people are "misplaced."Miriam Margolyes who played Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films has come out in support of Rowling and described her as a "generous woman."Rowling has been embroiled in a number of controversies over her views about the transgender community and several actors associated with the Harry Potter franchise have publicly disagreed with her, including Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson.The author has denied feeling negatively toward transgender people.

The accusations of transphobia stem from June 2020 when she took to Twitter to criticize an op-ed piece that discussed "people who menstruate," rather than using the term "women."Prior to this, Rowling made headlines in 2019, when she publicly supported Maya Forstater, a U.K.

tax specialist who was fired over tweets that were deemed to be anti-trans.She also penned a lengthy blog post in 2020 which explained her views on transgender people which have been deemed controversial.Now, in an interview with the Radio Times, Margolyes said, "There isn't one answer to all these trans questions.""We all know people who are slightly pansy or a bit butch or whatever you call it," she told the magazine. "But I think the vituperation that J.K.

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