• Johnny Depp and J.K. Rowling have been "cancelled"
  • Both have worked with Helena Bonham Carter on Harry Potter
  • The actress now defended Depp and Rowling in a new interview

Helena Bonham Carter has come to the defense of J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp. 

In a new interview published by the Times of London, the actress, who appeared in four Harry Potter films, addressed the recent controversy involving Rowling and Depp.

Why Helena Bonham Carter has J.K. Rowling's back

The Harry Potter series author has recently come under fire for views she has expressed which have been criticized as transphobic.

Bonham Carter called the backlash for the author "horrendous," and that Rowling was "allowed her opinion, particularly if she's suffered abuse."

CNN reports that a 2020 essay published by the author on her website disclosed that she had suffered from domestic abuse and was a sexual assault survivor.

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Helena Bonham Carter told the Times: "Everybody carries their own history of trauma and forms their opinions from that trauma, and you have to respect where people come from and their pain."

"You don't all have to agree on everything – that would be insane and boring. She's not meaning it aggressively, she's just saying something out of her own experience," Bonham Carter added.

Helena Bonham Carter on Johnny Depp and cancel culture

Helena Bonham Carter also commented on the recently concluded Johnny Depp defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard and the #MeToo movement.

"People will jump on the bandwagon because it's the trend and to be the poster girl for it," Helena Bonham Carter, via Times of London.

Finally, Bonham Carter expressed her opposition to cancel culture, saying, "You can't ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical and there's a kind of witch hunt and a lack of understanding."