Harry Potter creator JK Rowling was as of late got out for ongoing tweets which many accepted were “hostile to transgender” in nature. Individuals even blamed her for being a “transphobe.”
After Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe apologized for Rowling’s sake for her terrible comments, his film sidekick, Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, has additionally stepped in.
Watson took to Twitter to voice her thoughts, first retweeting another user’s reply to Rowling. “Hi everyone, just a quick note to say that if you’d like to donate to organisations that support black trans women – who are having an especially tough time at the moment, and facing hostility from every direction, Vice has compiled a list,” read the tweet.
If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
She proceeded to tweet her help to trans people, composing,“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.”
She then added that she wants her “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.” She also shared that she will be donating to two different charities.
“Happy Pride 2020! Sending love x,” she added at the end.
As earlier mentioned, Radcliffe has also voiced his opinion on The Trevor Project, saying, “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.”