Pete Davidson (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty) and JK Rowling (Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Pete Davidson has expressed his remorse at getting a Harry Potter themed tattoo earlier than JK Rowling made her “disappointing” anti-trans views public.
Requested about his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Rowling on Saturday Evening Reside‘s Weekend Replace, Davidson merely replied: “I feel I’m by no means getting one other tattoo for the remainder of my life.”
The comic has beforehand revealed that he has as many as six Harry Potter themed tattoos, together with ones that depict the golden snitch and the sorting hat.
“I acquired a Harry Potter tattoo years in the past trigger I’m not psychic. I didn’t know JK Rowling was going to go all Mel Gibson on us,” Davidson stated, referring to Gibson’s previous anti-Semitic comments and use of racist slurs.
Davidson continued: “I’ve a Recreation of Thrones tattoo, now I’m terrified sooner or later George RR Martin’s simply going to be like, ‘Hey, should you loved what I needed to say about dragons and treatment wolves, wait until you hear what I take into consideration Puerto Ricans!’”
When requested how he felt when he noticed Rowling’s feedback in regards to the trans group, Davidson stated: “It actually harm as a result of I’ve an in depth connection to these motion pictures. I even seem like Dobby the Home Elf if he turned a TikTok rapper,” he joked.
He went on to inform Weekend Replace host Colin Jost that her feedback had been “very disappointing”.
“I lengthy for a number of years in the past when the worst factor she ever did had been these Unbelievable Beasts motion pictures. No discrimination there, these movies harmed us all equally.”
He added: “I imply, what’s fallacious along with her Colin? She writes a seven-book fantasy collection about all kinds of legendary creatures residing in concord with wizards and elves and the one factor she will’t wrap her head round is Laverne Cox? She’s a nationwide treasure!”
Rowling confronted worldwide backlash from the LGBT+ individuals and organisations when she took difficulty with the inclusive term “people who menstruate”.
She later doubled down on her views in a controversial and prolonged essay, which she posted to her personal web site.
The creator lately got here beneath fireplace but once more when she platformed an anti-trans shop that sells “lesbians don’t have penises” and “f**okay your pronouns” march.