Poor sad little Hufflepuff, it really is the most underappreciated of the Hogwarts houses. When we were first introduced to the four houses of Hogwarts Hufflepuff was championed for recognising wizards who are “just and loyal” and “true and unafraid of toil.”
Yet this poor house has become a bit of a laughing stock and has become known as the reject house. Sure there are a few heroes who have risen from Hufflepuff, like Tonks and Professor Sprout, yet its never managed to get quite the attention that Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw bask in.
But now there is a new champion for the yellow-and-black badgers to get behind in the form of Eddie Redmayne, who plays magizoologist Newt Scamander (a Hufflepuff himself) in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne has filmed a short public service announcement for MTV, in which he proudly declares his own Hufflepuff status and calls for fairer treatment of Hogwarts’ least loved house.
“For far too long now, Hufflepuffs have been victimized,” Redmayne says on the absolute verge of tears. “They call us boring. They call us beige. They say we’re the nice guys. But you know what? You know what I see in Hufflepuffs? I see loyalty. I see fierce friendship. We are hardworking, we are compassionate, and at the end of the day, we’re going to do the right thing, and not because of the glory. Not because of the glory, but for the greater good.”
He calls upon all fellow Hufflepuffs to stand up and take pride in their house, and to fight back against the close- mindedness of the other houses. Go Hufflepuff.