Succession actor Brian Cox backs JK Rowling's Anti-Trans comments
The Harry Potter author's comments have been criticised as transphobic
Succession actor Brian Cox backs JK Rowling's anti-Trans comments. He addressed the notion of free speech while defending Harry Potter creator Rowling despite her repeated anti-transgender comments.
"As a woman, she's very much entitled to say what she feels about her own body. There's nobody better to say that, than a woman. So, I do feel that people have been a bit high and mighty about their attitude toward JK Rowling," said Cox on the British talk show, Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg.
Despite growing criticism about her comments, Rowling has repeatedly refused to back down from her opinions. She has also denied the anti-trans accusations and said that a few positions taken by the trans community infringe upon the rights of biological women.
Meanwhile, stars of the Harry Potter franchise including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have publicly condemned her remarks, However, Helena Bonham Carter, who played Bellatrix Lestrange in the films, has referred to the blowback against Rowling as “horrendous.”
Cox will be seen in the fourth season of Succession, which will arrive in the spring of 2023.