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Harry Potter Actors Criticize J.K. Rowling’s Problematic Trans Comments

J.K. Rowling may have just become she who shall not be named. Rowling recently went on a disgusting Anti-Trans rant on her Twitter page. Several Harry Potter actors spoke out against Rowling’s comments, per Entertainment Weekly.

After the rant, Rowling penned a letter on her personal website digging deeper into the Anti-Trans hole. She believes one’s biological sex should be separate from one’s gender.

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, through The Trevor Project expressed his sentiment on Rowling’s comments. He states, “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.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne from the Fantastic Beasts franchise is up next. “This is an ongoing process. 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.

Emma Watson, aka Hermoine Granger, in the all the Harry Potter films tweeted out her statement. “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.”

Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley, released a statement to the UK Times. “I firmly stand with the trans community and echo the sentiments expressed by many of my peers. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. We should all be entitled to live with love and without judgment.”

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Noma Dumezweni (Broadway Hermoine Granger), Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) all address and condemn Rowling’s stance.

A Dumbledore quote seems appropriate here. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Albus Dumbledore

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Melodie Aikels

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