HARRY POTTER Star Helena Bonham Carter Says Attacks Against J.K. Rowling Are "A Load Of B******s"

HARRY POTTER Star Helena Bonham Carter Says Attacks Against J.K. Rowling Are "A Load Of B******s"

Helena Bonham Carter has become the latest Harry Potter cast member to speak out in defence of author J.K. Rowling, dismissing the attacks against her and criticising the actors who disowned her views.

By JoshWilding - Nov 29, 2022 08:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Harry Potter
Source: The Times (via SFFGazette.com)

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has become a controversial figure over the past couple of years due to her outspoken opinions on the transgender community. While she hasn't said anything that's outright abusive or overtly offensive, many of her Tweets have been deemed transphobic, with the writer receiving death threats and finding herself a victim of "cancel culture."

With Rowling's popularity clearly waning, many Harry Potter cast members have spoken out against her, distancing themselves from the woman who dreamed up the characters they brought to life on screen.

Voldemort actor Ralph Fiennes recently came under fire for defending Rowling, but Helena Bonham Carter, who played Bellatrix Lestrange in the Warner Bros. franchise, has also now shared her support for the besieged writer. Talking to The Times (via SFFGazette.com), the actress dismissed the criticisms aimed at Rowling as "a load of bollocks."

"I think she has been hounded. It’s been taken to the extreme, the judgmentalism of people. She’s allowed her opinion, particularly if she’s suffered abuse," Carter said. "Everybody carries their own history of trauma and forms their opinions from that trauma, and you have to respect where people come from and their pain."

"You don’t all have to agree on everything - that would be insane and boring. She’s not meaning it aggressively, she’s just saying something out of her own experience," the actress continues. "Personally, I feel [my co-stars] should let her have her opinions, but I think they’re very aware of protecting their own fan base and their generation."

There's some truth to what Carter is saying here as it definitely felt like at least some of those statements against Rowling were issued in an effort to avoid any sort of similar online backlash. These days, earning the wrath of any community on social media can doom a career, but the likes of Fiennes and Carter are at a stage where they probably don't care!

What do you think about the Bellatrix Lestrange actress' thoughts on the situation? Let us know in the usual place.

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ShimmyShimmyYA - 11/29/2022, 8:03 PM
People can have opinions

People can have opinions about others opinions

Also this isn’t gonna go well so ✌🏽
TheWalkingCuban - 11/29/2022, 8:30 PM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - what if it does go well? Get back here!
LimeD - 11/29/2022, 8:07 PM
She's not wrong.
TheFinestSmack - 11/29/2022, 8:08 PM
Didn't you post this article last week?
GhostDog - 11/29/2022, 8:11 PM
Speaking of Fiennes, The Menu was damn good. Never seen food shot so well.
bobevanz - 11/29/2022, 8:18 PM
@GhostDog - I see a nomination in the future, it was so good I needed a cheeseburger afterwards lol
AmazingFILMporg - 11/29/2022, 8:37 PM
@GhostDog -

*Never seen food shot so well.*

Every single white female is triggered right now😐...

Have you not seen them at restaurants having a photoshoot before they eat💁
DrReedRichards - 11/29/2022, 8:38 PM
@GhostDog -

Unexpectedly funny at times too. Tortillas and Tyler's Bullshit had me legit ch8ke on my drink.
GhostDog - 11/29/2022, 8:49 PM
@bobevanz - I went to five guys after lol. That burger was sublime
GhostDog - 11/29/2022, 8:50 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - they don’t wanna see what this movie has to say about the obsessed foodie.

Also, you could say it’s an indictment of any obsessed fans, no matter the interest
CorndogBurglar - 11/29/2022, 8:15 PM
So over this crap.
bobevanz - 11/29/2022, 8:17 PM
Who gives a [frick] lol

"Apparently you do" 🤡
dracula - 11/29/2022, 8:19 PM
really dont care about jk either way but you could use that to defend any prejudice person
rkshuttleworth - 11/29/2022, 8:43 PM
@dracula - She is a woman though so I don't think her opinion has to do with prejudice. She knows what being a woman is about.
bl0odwerk - 11/29/2022, 11:39 PM
@rkshuttleworth - Not having a dick, for starters...
mountainman - 11/29/2022, 8:20 PM
Interesting that the actors that played villains in the movies - Bonham-Carter, Fiennes, and Tom Felton - were the only actors brave enough to stand up for Rowling.

It’s so strange that there is this supposedly marginalized group of people that are allowed to do whatever they want and any legitimate points made about them is considered hate.

Rowling isn’t anti-trans. Pointing out that trans women and biological women are different is not anti-trans. Saying people with male genitalia shouldn’t go to women’s jails is not anti-trans. She never said that they shouldn’t exist. There has to be some nuance to this discussion. There are some real issues that have to be addressed without the whole brigade calling you a bigot and trying to cancel you.
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