If there is one person who keeps disappointing us periodically, it’s JK Rowling. Her anti-trans comments, especially when the situation in the United States is already unstable, sparked a massive outrage against the author.
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most of the actors associated with the franchise have started to negate her
statement. After Daniel Radcliffe, UN ambassador Emma Watson has also spoken in
support of trans rights. She said, “Trans people are who they say they are and
deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they
aren’t who they say they are,” Emma wrote.
She added, “I want my
trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see
you, respect you and love you for who you are.”
Watson also shared the names of two organisations, Mermaid and Mama Cash, that
work to spread awareness and assistance for trans people.
Previously, the chosen
one himself, Daniel Radcliffe also commented on the matter saying, “Transgender
women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity
of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health
care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than
either Jo or I…It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and
nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.”
Fantastic Beasts star,
Eddie Redmayne also issued a statement to Variety and said he was disappointed
in Rowling’s transphobic comments. “As someone who has worked with both J.K.
Rowling and members of the trans community, I wanted to make it absolutely
clear where I stand. I disagree with Jo’s comments. Trans women are women,
trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid.”