The actress dear to Tim Burton shouted down in an interview at the Sunday Times the “extreme” mobs that are thriving online.
“The culture of cancellation”, very little for her. British actress Helena Bonham Carter regretted Sunday, in an interview with Sunday Times the torrents of gall that have been unleashed in recent months in public opinion about J.K. Rowling and of Johnny Depp.
“That’s the problem with this stuff: people have all jumped on the latest binge and looked to cash in on it,” said the actress, criticizing her colleague Amber Heard, entangled a few months ago in a double defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp. Despite the public condemnation of which the actor was the object, Helena Bonham Carter notes that he was “completely exculpated” by the verdict of the trial, which ended in June with Amber Heard’s sentencing.
“Ingratitude” by Daniel Radcliffe
Like Johnny Depp, British writer JK Rowling, originally from the saga Harry Potter would also have been the subject of a “persecution”, selon Helena Bonham Carter. “All of this has pushed people’s discernment to the extreme.“, she estimated. “She has the right to have her opinion, especially if she has suffered abuse.” added the actress, referring to the domestic violence and sexual assault which JK Rowling revealed, in 2020, to have been the victim of.
Helena Bonham Carter, who had acted in several of the films Harry Potteralso found “ungrateful”the last statements of Daniel Radcliffe, who disavowed JK Rowling in support of transgender people. Also revealed by the film adaptations of the novels Harry Potter, Emma Watson et Rupert Grint similarly condemned the writer’s statements. “They should let her have her opinions”regretted Helena Bonham Carter, while claiming to understand their position. “They are fully aware that they have to go in the direction of their fans and their generation. This is not obvious.”
The actress, newly appointed president of the London Library, said it is normal to “not all agree on everything”what would be “absurd and boring”. She nevertheless called for more respect, especially when an opinion is not expressed “aggressively”. JK Rowling had attracted the wrath of fans in 2020 Harry Potter and LGBTQ+ activists after a series of tweets were posted considered transphobic.
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