During SNL’s Weekend Update this Saturday, Pete Davidson went off on J.K. Rowling’s transphobic comments.
Colin Jost asks what Davidson what he thought of the author’s comments, Davidson said they were “very disappointing” …
“I long for a few young ears ago when the worst things she did were those Fantastic Beasts movies. No discrimination there, they harmed us all equally.”
Davidson has a Harry Potter-inspired tattoo, and said he defends it saying that he’s not psychic and
“didn’t know that she was going to go all Mel Gibson.”
“I look like Dobby the house-elf… the only difference between me. and Dobby is that I’m a real person and HIS movies get released in theaters…
“What’s wrong with her?
She creates a seven-book fantasy series about all types of mythical creatures living in harmony with wizards and elves and the one thing she can’t wrap her head around is Laverne Cox? She’s a national treasure!”
Rowling issued a personal essay last month in an attempt to explain her beliefs on transgender rights saying that certain demands by transgender activists were dangerous to women. The transphobic essay was widely criticized by the LGBTQ community.
Asked if he’ll stop reading Rowling’s books books, Davidson admits that he never read them and he watched Prisoner of Azkaban on a flight once…