The Harry Potter stars who have spoken out against JK Rowling

6/11/2020 11:22:00 AM

The Harry Potter stars who have spoken out against JK Rowling

The Harry Potter stars who have spoken out against JK Rowling

The row following JK Rowling’s intervention into the debate surrounding trans rights continues to rumble on. After causing controversy last week with tweets which were perceived to be transphobic,

GETTY The row following JK Rowling’s intervention into the debate surrounding trans rights continues to rumble on.June 6, 2020 "'People who menstruate'.Daniel Radcliffe supports trans community after JK Rowling tweets Saying that we should “listen to” and “applaud” trans people for their bravery, especially during Pride Month, Lynch continued: “Personally, I don’t think Twitter is the right place to have this very complex conversation and we should be reading articles and memoirs, listening to podcasts and having long-form conversations.Eddie Redmayne , who stars in Fantastic Beasts, have both criticised Rowling for her comments about transgender issues.

After causing controversy last week with tweets which were perceived to be transphobic, Rowling wrote a long essay on her website to expand on some of her thoughts surrounding trans rights and what she perceives as a threat to single-sex spaces.Rowling’s essay has been condemned by LGBTQ+ activists and organisations."Someone help me out.GLAAD responded by claiming out that it was filled with inaccuracies, saying: It seems JK is good at only one thing: writing fantasy.But that doesn’t mean she has completely lost her humanity.Her misinformed and dangerous missive about transgender people flies in the face of medical and psychological experts and devalues trans people accounts of their own lives.Advertisement Radcliffe waded into the controversy on Monday in a blog post for the LGBT suicide prevention charity The Trevor Project, writing that while Rowling"is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken.But they aren’t the only ones who are voicing concern.She said lots of women have got in touch with her to tell their stories of being abused by trans activists.

Since Rowling posted her string of tweets, actors from the Harry Potter franchise have spoken out for the first time against her views on this topic..” Lynch’s comments follow an essay written by Daniel Radcliffe in the light of Rowling’s comments, with the actor writing: “Transgender women are women.Several have either addressed Rowling directly, or made their support for trans rights clear at this moment without mentioning her by name.So here’s a rundown of what people are saying so far… Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) Watson, who played Hermione in the Harry Potter films, has been a staunch supporter of trans rights for years.He said this was not about"in-fighting between JK Rowling and myself", adding:"Transgender women are women.She even spoke of her support recently in an interview for British Vogue with trans columnist Paris Lees.Watson didn’t mention Rowling by name, but in a string of tweets she made clear that “trans people are who they say they are”." The 30-year-old then cited statistics from The Trevor Project, claiming 78% of transgender and non-binary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity."From the leader of the free world's long history of sexual assault accusations and his proud boast of 'grabbing them by the p***y', to the incel ('involuntarily celibate') movement that rages against women who won't give them sex, to the trans activists who declare that TERFs [trans-exclusionary radical feminists] need punching and re-educating, men across the political spectrum seem to agree: women are asking for trouble.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) Following Rowling’s tweets, but before she published her longer essay, Radcliffe made clear that he doesn’t agree with her words on this topic.He affirmed in an open letter published by LGBTQ+ organisation The Trevor Project that “trans women are women”.The actor said the author 'is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken' but he felt 'compelled to say something' He said:"It's clear that we need to do more to support transgender and non-binary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts trilogy, also said that he disagrees with Rowling’s comments, saying “trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid”.Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) Lynch posted a lengthy statement on Twitter where she said she wishes Rowling would stop discussing this topic."To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you," he said.She also shared her worries about the Harry Potter fandom becoming less inclusive as a result of her comments, but pledged to counteract it, saying: The Harry Potter fandom is literally made up of millions of people now and I for one will always work to make it feel inclusive because trans women are women.

Bonny Wright (Ginny Weasley) Wright also defended the inclusiveness of Harry Potter and, like her co-stars, affirmed her belief that trans women are women."If these books taught you that love is the strongest force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything; if they taught you that strength is found in diversity, and that dogmatic ideas of pureness lead to the oppression of vulnerable groups; if you believe that a particular character is trans, non-binary, or gender fluid, or that they are gay or bisexual; if you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life - then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred.Katie Leung (Cho Chang) The actress who plays Cho Chang (a character that many Asian people think has a racist name) made a light-hearted intervention on Twitter.Leung teased that she was finally about to break her silence on the character's culturally insensitive name, but really just linked to a bunch of organisations which support trans women and need financial assistance.It means to you what it means to you and I hope that these comments will not taint that too much.As the fall-out from Rowling's comments continues, it remains to be seen whether more actors from the beloved franchise will voice their concerns at her viewpoints.More About.

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Bodo. Lucky there’s JKR talking sense. Bebudak nih meroyan & memgembik macam kambing ajer Well *that's* embarassing. Well. They should donate all of their earnings to charity. Dirty money. No one will know them w/o Harry Potter So much energy on people who get paid filthy amounts of money to pretend and live lavish lives as the world suffers... put your money where you’re mouth is people

Puppet shows are so entertaining. Puppets say the darnedest things. Ok good, nobody is perfect ! jk_rowling has made a big mistake, now, we need to move on ! Trans women is WOMEN ! Period ! They should give back all the money they earned from her. AKA men who are desperate to control women through threats and violence and their token female allies who are too rich to worry about their loss of human rights

If they are so outraged, they should have back the money they made from JK Rowling. XX != XY

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe responds to JK Rowling 'anti-trans comments'Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out over author JK Rowling's comments about transgender people and said he hopes her remarks have not 'tarnished or diminished' fans' experience of her beloved books Woke people will never be satisfied. They'll keep cancelling each other for an imagined utopia that doesn't exist. Never bite the hand that feeds or has fed you. I DEMAND to speak to Daniel Radcliffe's manager! Uh...Ok, Karen. 🙄🏳️‍⚧️

Luna Lovegood cool Doesn’t J.K. Rowling have anything better to do instead of attacking already marginalized people? cringe Well at least JK isn’t backing down thank feck WHO said coronavirus Asymptomatic transmission still an open question... Covid19 Russian owner of the Independent & KGB Spy, Alexander Lebedev, will have approved this message

Amazing. All have the same agent. Got my money. Bye.

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?

So what? 6 actors said something stupid. The tyranny of the majority does not make for truth, no matter how fervent the mob is in insisting that black is white and vice-versa. If only they’d shown this sort of conviction during their scenes. Asia is a country... Celebrities will agree. JK Rowling is a far-right bigot

JKR only said the most obvious thing, even cavemen knew that. All the 'stars' coming out against it? 😂😂🤣 Все будет хорошо your framing is ridiculous and can only be explained as click bait. LouisStaples None of them transgender.

JK Rowling: Harry Potter author reveals she is a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivorThe author said she always jumps when she hears loud noises or finds people behind her when she did not hear them approaching. And a legend The problems damaging millions of real womens lives. Trans numpties, identifying as whatever the mood takes, are damaging to women's issues That makes it okay then?

JKR only said the most obvious thing. Even cavemen knew that. All the starts coming out against it? 😂😂🤣 Bunch of Hypocrites this bastards without her would be flipping burgers 🍔 at Mc Donald’s

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe apologises for JK Rowling's 'transphobic' Twitter row and says 'transgender women are women'HARRY Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has apologised to the trans community as he hit out at JK Rowling’s ‘transphobic’ Twitter row. The film star, 30, penned an open letter in whic… Oh plz...no there not..shes done nothing wrong Trans women are women Trans men are men Poor Daniel “Harry” soooo PC!

Eddie Redmayne responds to JK Rowling: 'Trans women are women, trans men are men'The actor joins Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in speaking out against comments made by the writer on Twitter. 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.

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.