Hagrid is coming to J.K. Rowling’s defense. Robbie Coltrane, who played the lovable half-giant, decided to support Rowling’s stance on transgender issues, despite many believing she holds harmful views. He told critics to “get over” themselves. 

“I don’t think what she said was offensive really,” Coltrane told Radio Times (via The Independent). “I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended. They wouldn’t have won the war, would they?”

Rowling has been criticized for months for her views on trans rights. Her latest offensive action wasn’t a direct quote but the synopsis for her new book in the Cormoran Strike series.  

The novel, “Troubled Blood,” out Tuesday, features a mystery that includes a cisgender man dressing like a woman, called “a transvestite serial killer,” according to Vanity Fair. Reviews state that the moral of Rowling’s latest book is to “never trust a man in a dress.”

The book details led to #RIPJKRowling trending on Twitter Monday. Fans said that it was Rowling’s career that was dead. 

Still, Coltrane seemed to think that people needed to stop worrying about Rowling’s views of trans people. “That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, ‘Oh, get over yourself. Wise up, stand up straight and carry on,’” he added.

But he stopped himself from commenting further. “I don’t want to get involved in all of that because of all the hate mail and all that [expletive], which I don’t need at my time of life.”

Still, observers took to Twitter to slam the Hagrid actor’s remarks. Both Coltrane and Hagrid were trending Tuesday on the social media site. 

When Rowling released her 4,000-word essay attempting to clarify her stance on trans people, several “Harry Potter” actors publicly announced their support for trans people. 

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe noted that while he was not in a feud with the author, he needed to make his stance clear. 

“Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I,” Radcliffe wrote in June. “According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.”

Hermione Granger actress and activist Emma Watson followed with her own short and concise reply, “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.”

She added that she was donating to Mermaids and Mama Cash, two organizations that help transgender people. 

robbie coltrane Robbie Coltrane has starred on TV and in films. Photo: Reuters