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Ralph Fiennes Defends JK Rowling, Says He 'Can't Understand the Vitriol'

Ralph Fiennes Defends JK Rowling, Says He 'Can't Understand the Vitriol'

Ralph Fiennes, who played Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, is defending JK Rowling, the author of the books.

Last year, the famed author came under fire when she made comments about gender, that were widely viewed as transphobic.

In a new interview, Ralph told The Telegraph he “can’t understand the vitriol directed at her.” He added, “I find the level of hatred that people express about views that differ from theirs, and the violence of language towards others, disturbing.”

“I can understand the heat of an argument, but I find this age of accusation and the need to condemn irrational,” he added.

Harry Potter stars, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, all shared statements denouncing JK‘s comments, while showing their support for the trans community.

However, this one Harry Potter actor did defend JK Rowling amid the controversy.

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