Emma Watson is talking out in help of the transgender group.
Over the weekend, “Harry Potter” writer J.Ok. Rowling printed a number of tweets in response to an article that mentions “people who menstruate.” Rowling’s response included a name to make use of the phrase “woman,” prompting accusations of transphobia.
On Wednesday, Watson, who performed a principal function within the “Harry Potter” movies, spoke out on the matter in a collection of tweets.
“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,” the 30-year-old actress wrote. “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 then mentioned that she donates to a pair of charities — Mermaids and Mama Money — that help transgender people.
“Happy #PRIDE2020,” she concluded. “Sending love x.”
Watson is not the one colleague of the 54-year-old writer to publicly disagree along with her statements.
Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter, printed an essay online in response, voicing help for the transgender group.
“Transgender women are women,” the actor, 30, wrote. “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.”
Equally, Eddie Redmayne, star of the “Fantastic Beasts” movies written by Rowling, brazenly disagreed along with her, as properly.
“Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative, and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself,” Redmayne told Variety. “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.”
He went on to voice help for trans women and men, in addition to non-binary identities.
Rowling just lately addressed her views on her weblog, providing a proof for her statements, in addition to revealing previous home abuse and sexual assault.