Eddie Redmayne supports J.K. Rowling after online harassment

Eddie Redmayne spoke out against the harassment of J.K. Rowling on the Web but noted that he did not support such comments.

In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Eddie said he was alarmed by the barbs and cruel jokes about Joan.

“This is absolutely disgusting,” he noted. But the actor finds malicious comments about transgender people no less disgusting.

“Someone is bullying Joan, and someone is bullying trans people the same way on the Internet, it’s very destructive,” Eddie said.

Redmayne played the role of a transgender woman in the 2015 film Danish Girl and was nominated for an Oscar for this role. He says he has many transgender friends and colleagues who “fight for their rights and face discrimination on a daily basis.” Now Eddie is filming the third part of “Fantastic Beasts”, the script of which, like the previous parts, was written by Rowling.

Earlier, the performer of the role of Hagrid Robbie Coltrane spoke in support of Joan. Coltrane believes that Joan is entitled to her opinion and that it is not offensive.

I don’t think she is saying any offensive things. I do not know why, but the current generation is directly looking for something to be offended. I speak like a grumpy old man, but I just think it’s time to grow up and stop suffering from this, the actor said.