Mumford & Sons co-founder defends JK Rowling: ‘It’s disgusting’ what Harry Potter actors said about her

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Mumford & Sons co-founder defends JK Rowling: 'It's disgusting' what Harry Potter actors said about her
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Former banjo player and Mumford & Sons co-founder Winston Marshall said there was one ‘cancelled’ celebrity he felt special compassion for before he too was targeted by the culture mob cancellation.

‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling has lost several friends in the industry after championing the concept of biological sex.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” Rowling tweeted in 2020. “If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women around the world is I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of gender robs many of the ability to discuss their lives in a meaningful way. It’s not hate to tell the truth.

She also signaled her “contempt” for those who support gender-focused policies that “put extremely vulnerable girls at risk”.

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Harry Potter Author JK Rowling
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Progressives and high-profile figures have condemned her for her remarks, including some members of the “Harry Potter” cast. Franchise star Daniel Radcliffe dedicated a blog post against Rowling’s comments to support trans and gay children who he believes may have identified with his wizard character.

“And so seeing them hurt that day, I was like, I wanted them to know that not everyone in the franchise felt that way. And that was really important,” Radcliffe wrote, while putting warns the press against any attempt to portray his message as evidence of “infighting” between him and Rowling.

Marshall is no stranger to cancel culture. The musician was the target of online hate last year after tweeting his support for a book by conservative author Andy Ngo on left-wing Antifa radicalism, titled ‘Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy’ . But he said his compassion for Rowling began long before his own painful experience.

“I had sympathy beforehand,” Marshall said of Rowling’s plight in an interview with Fox News Digital. “Because I think it’s outrageous what happened to her. The level of misogyny she had to endure. It’s despicable. If that doesn’t make your blood boil, that says a lot about you, I think.”

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Vocalist Winston Marshall Of Mumford And Sons Performs Onstage During The 2019 Kroq Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas At Honda Center On December 8, 2019 In Anaheim, California.  (Photo By Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Vocalist Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons performs onstage during the 2019 KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas at Honda Center on December 8, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
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The musician described Rowling as a pro-woman and LGBT ally, and in other pointed remarks he shaded the “Harry Potter” cast that Rowling helped launch to stardom.

“She didn’t say anything transphobic,” Marshall argued. “All she’s done is stand up for women. It’s appalling. All she’s done for gays and lesbians in her history and her philanthropic history is remarkable. The fact that she has to To put up with that is outrageous. And it’s disgusting that these other actors she’s given a career to talk about her the way they do. It’s frankly embarrassing.”

Marshall took the opportunity to share his thoughts on puberty blockers, drugs that prevent puberty, and progressive efforts that have “bullied” girls out of school sports, he says.

“It’s a very difficult position for one of these artists,” he said. “It’s a very painful experience, losing everything just to have the wrong opinions, perfectly legitimate opinions, you know? Actually, I would say compassionate opinions, these issues. She cares about women, for example. She cares kids, look what they do to kids, put kids on puberty blockers, irreversible surgery.”

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Daniel Radcliffe Made It Clear That He Disagrees With Jk Rowling's Previous Comments On Gender Identity.

Daniel Radcliffe made it clear that he disagrees with JK Rowling’s previous comments on gender identity.
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“These children are going to be rendered sterile,” he continued. “Somebody’s got to stand up for them. Someone’s got to stand up for bullied girls in sport. Someone’s got to stand up for the truth. And so these are really important issues.”

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Rowling has, however, found support from a few ‘Harry Potter’ alumni. Asked about the controversy, Draco Malfoy portrayer Tom Felton said he chose to “celebrate” the impact of Rowling’s films. And like Marshall, Ralph Fiennes, who played the villainous Voldemort on the show, recently called the abuse against Rowling “despicable.”

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