Sebastian Croft gives his two cents after JK Rowling’s transgender feud
Heartstopper’s Sebastian Croft set the record straight by addressing the backlash he’s received over his upcoming role in the Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy.
The actor, 21, – who has often supported the LGBTQ+ community – said in a Tweet on Saturday that he signed up for the project “long before he knew about JK Rowling’s views”.
The author, 57, came under fire in early June 2020 for controversial tweets she posted about the transgender community.
His stance has caused fans and wizarding world stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne to speak out against the creator.
Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming action role-playing game set a century before JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.
Ahead of its February release, it was confirmed that Croft would voice the game’s playable character this week, sparking backlash and controversy.
Sebastian has now written on Twitter in response: ‘I was chosen for this project over 3 years ago, back when all of Harry Potter was for me, it was the wizarding world I grew up with .
“That was long before I knew JK Rowling’s perspective. I wholeheartedly believe that trans women are women and trans men are men.
The actor continued, “I know a lot more now than I did 3 years ago and I hope to learn a lot more in the next 3.