Eddie Redmayne responds to JK Rowling: 'Trans women are women, trans men are men'

6/10/2020 11:37:00 PM

Eddie Redmayne says he disagrees with author JK Rowling's comments about transgender people

Eddie Redmayne says he disagrees with author JK Rowling's comments about transgender people

The actor joins Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in speaking out against comments made by the writer on Twitter.

Image: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said he felt 'compelled to speak out' "Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself," Redmayne said.Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne has joined Harry Potter lead actor Daniel Radcliffe in criticising JK Rowling’s recent comments about trans people.made a number of controversial tweets over the weekend.Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne has joined Harry Potter lead actor Daniel Radcliffe in criticising JK Rowling’s recent comments about trans people.

"This is an ongoing process."As someone who has worked with both JK Rowling and members of the trans community, I wanted to make it absolutely clear where I stand.” Redmayne, who in 2015 starred in The Danish Girl, a biopic of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, added: “As someone who has worked with both JK Rowling and members of the trans community, I wanted to make it absolutely clear where I stand.I disagree with Jo's comments.If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.Advertisement "Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid.Trans women are women, trans men are men and nonbinary identities are valid."I would never want to speak on behalf of the community but I do know that my dear transgender friends and colleagues are tired of this constant questioning of their identities, which all too often results in violence and abuse.” His comments echoed a statement released by Radcliffe responding to Rowling’s comments, in which Radcliffe said: “Transgender women are women.

More from Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe returns - with help from David Beckham and other stars "They simply want to live their lives peacefully, and it's time to let them do so.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.Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now “The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women — ie, to male violence — ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences — is a nonsense." Rowling came under fire after taking issue with a headline on an online article discussing"people who menstruate," tweeting:"I'm sure there used to be a word for those people." ‘People who menstruate.I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people.Read more How JK Rowling's blinkered views on gender are dismantling her legacy Radcliffe, who starred as the title character in the hit film adaptation of Rowling’s books, has since written an essay for The Trevor Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ people.Someone help me out.” Topics.” Topics.

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One of the great things about living in the UK and US, is that we ALL have the right to disagree with each other and give EVERYONE the right to say what they think.

Eddie Redmayne joins Daniel Radcliffe in opposing JK Rowling's trans commentsActor who played a transition pioneer in The Danish Girl says Fantastic Beasts author’s position on sex ‘erases the identity and dignity of transgender people’ Good to have men mansplaining to women about their bodies and rights Of course he does These actors got no balls whatsoever. Just following the crowd.

Daniel Radcliffe writes essay supporting trans community after JK Rowling controversy: ‘Trans women are women’Actor said he hoped the Harry Potter author’s widely condemned comments would not ‘taint’ the books for fans So, the Left now supports manspaining? And not just mansplaining, but a man telling a woman what a woman is. The circle is now complete. Cucked Trans women are women because they feel like they are women. They want to be women. They believe they should've been born a woman. Well, I want to be a super athlete like Michael Jordan and become the greatest basketball player of all time. That doesn't make it true.

Eddie Redmayne joins Daniel Radcliffe in opposing JK Rowling's trans commentsActor who played a transition pioneer in The Danish Girl says Fantastic Beasts author’s position on sex ‘erases the identity and dignity of transgender people’ Good to have men mansplaining to women about their bodies and rights Of course he does These actors got no balls whatsoever. Just following the crowd.

Daniel Radcliffe Responds To JK Rowling’s Trans TweetsDaniel Radcliffe has responded to JK Rowling’s controversial about gender, saying ‘transgender women are women’. Read more on Grazia.

As a ‘terrified lesbian’, I find JK Rowling’s tweets a lot more worrying than trans rightsWhat should matter to the Harry Potter author, and you, are the scores of children this has hurt and the two in five trans adults who are left to navigate threats in the street Terrified lesbian would be a great wrestler's name 😃😍 Is a 'terrified lesbian' one of those new genders? Well, of course, what's worrying about trans rights?

Harry Potter star apologises to trans fans for JK Rowling comments‘I think it’s irresponsible to discuss such a delicate topic over Twitter and I wish Jo wouldn’t,' said the actor She's awesome x I would also like to publicly apologise, Back in 1996 I bought a white car *my bad* Have we reached peak madness yet?