Jason Isaacs responds
Jason Isaacs responds to JK Rowling’s Anti-Trans controversy, saying that he won’t “stab her in the back” without first speaking to her. Credits: Warner Bros. Pictures, Twitter @jk_rowling

Jason Isaacs responds to the Anti-Trans controversy surrounding JK Rowling – The English actor said that while he disagrees with JK Rowling’s beliefs and views on the transgender community, he won’t “stab her in the back” without first speaking to her.

Jason Isaacs responds to JK Rowling

Speaking during an interview with the Telegraph; Jason Isaacs, the Lucius Malfoy actor from the Harry Potter franchise, responded to Harry Potter author and creator JK Rowling‘s beliefs against the transgender community, saying that gender is determined by biology. Isaacs said that he won’t “stab her in the back” or “in the front” until he has at least spoken with her first.

“There’s a bunch of stuff about Jo. You know, I play complicated people, I’m interested in complicated people.

I don’t want to get drawn into the trans issues, talking about them, because it’s such an extraordinary minefield. She has her opinions, I have mine. They differ in many different areas. 

But one of the things that people should know about her too — not as a counter-argument — is that she has poured an enormous amount of her fortune into making the world a much better place, for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children, through her charity Lumos. 

And that is unequivocally good. Many of us Harry Potter actors have worked for it, and seen on the ground the work that they do.

So for all that she has said some very controversial things, I was not going to be jumping to stab her in the front — or back — without a conversation with her, which I’ve not managed to have yet.”

Jason Isaacs

Among other celebrities to have responded to Rowling’s controversial beliefs is Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, who apologized to the transgender community for an essay by JK Rowling in 2020, Radcliffe said:

To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you.

Transgender women are women

Daniel Radcliffe

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