Piers Morgan slams 'ungrateful' Harry Potter stars for abandoning JK Rowling after she made them 'rich and famous'

PIERS Morgan has branded the stars of Harry Potter “ungrateful” for abandoning JK Rowling in their droves over her views on transgender rights.

The TV journalist, 56, slammed the cast after Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley, became the latest star to speak out against the author – pointing out how she had made them all “rich and famous”.

He raged: “Weasley by name, and nature. These Potter stars are such a bunch of ungrateful little twerps … more interested in pathetic virtue-signalling than supporting the right of the woman who made them all rich & famous to have an opinion most people agree with.”

Since the films were released, the author of the books they are based on, JK Rowling, has become a controversial figure over her comments on gender identity.

She has attracted criticism for her views from the stars of the film including Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Rowling, 56, has said she was partly motivated to speak out about transgender issues because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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In a new interview Chris addressed her comments, telling the Eastern Daily Press: "I do a lot of work with charities that are LGBTQ+-focused and I raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust on a regular basis.

"A lot of my family are members of the community. It is a huge part of my life and I think, by saying that, you can probably guess where my allegiances lie in that respect.

"What is important to highlight is that, when a trans person says they are male or female, that is what they are and that is how we should treat them.

"It is damaging to them to say otherwise."

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