‘Harry Potter’ actor Tom Felton praises JK Rowling amid trans activist backlash

Oct 11, 2022 | Political News

Harry Potter star Tom Felton is facing the wrath of trans rights activists after he publicly praised JK Rowling for “bringing joy to so many different generations,” the Daily Mail reports. 

Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, told Radio 4: ‘I can't speak for what other individuals have said. I am constantly reminded that the Potter-verse, certainly when we were finishing the films, there was an expectation that the fandom would be dwindling slowly over the years, whereas most fans that say hello to me, shout ‘Potter' or ‘Draco' at me weren't even born when the books were being made.”

“I am quick to remind myself and others that Potter for some reason has brought more people together across the world and more generations than probably anything else has in the past 20 years and I'm quick to celebrate that,” he went on. “It came from one person and that's her so I'm very grateful.” 

The response from trans activists has been predictable, with one calling Felton a “crawling little snake.”