Daniel Radcliffe is making his place clear.
On Saturday, “Harry Potter” scribe J.Ok. Rowling issued a handful of tweets in response to an article that mentions “people who menstruate.” Rowling responded by urging the phrase “woman” be used instead of the phrase, irking followers who accused her of ignoring transgender women.
Since then, Rowling, 54, has defended her place online and has confronted much more backlash from followers.
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Now, Daniel Radcliffe, who starred within the movie variations of Rowling’s hit younger grownup collection, has published an essay on the matter.
The essay was revealed on Monday on the web site for The Trevor Undertaking, a charity targeted on disaster and suicide prevention inside the LGBTQ neighborhood.
The 30-year-old actor started by explaining that his assertion isn’t a sign of “in-fighting” between himself and Rowling, however that he felt compelled to converse out given the affect Rowling has had in his life.
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“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,” Radcliffe stated.
The actor identified that “according to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity.”
Radcliffe stated that extra have to be achieved to assist transgender and nonbinary folks to keep away from invalidating their identities and inflicting “further harm.”
The star then addressed followers that felt that the e book collection — which is rife with themes of tolerance, acceptance and love — carries little weight after Rowling’s feedback.
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“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. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you,” he stated, noting that studying one thing from a narrative is “sacred.”