This week, J. K. Rowling was the but of several jokes on Saturday Night Live. If you don’t know, over the summer, the author has faced major backlash due to her incredibly transphobic tweets. This has prompted many stars of the Harry Potter franchise to speak out in support of trans people and the LGBTQ community. Fans have expressed their outrage towards the author, and one of those fans just happens to be Pete Davidson, a comedian on SNL.
This past weekend on October 11th, Rowling was the topic of discussion during the Weekend Update segment. Pete Davidson was asked to speak on the subject. Not only did he discuss Rowling’s transphobic tweets, but he mentioned the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. Davidson stated that all those films weren’t good for anyone. He also mentioned his disappointment with her comments on the LGBTQ community, while of course making jokes throughout.