- Daniel Radcliffe apologized to fans over J.K. Rowling’s alleged anti-trans tweets
- He acknowledged the participation of the author in his life but he had to say something about the issue
- Emma Watson also showed her support to trans people in a series of tweets
British author J.K. Rowling found herself in hot water after she was accused of making “anti-trans comments” on Twitter
The series of tweets made by the author didn’t sit well with a lot of people, including long-time “Harry Potter” fans.
People didn’t hold back and expressed their disappointment when the author tweeted: “People who menstru
ate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
In response to the backlash received by Rowling, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe expressed his apologies.
Through a blog on The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on
suici de prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, Radcliffe apologized to people whose experience of the Harry Potter 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 added.
Though he acknowledges the participation of Rowling in his life and career, but as a supporter of The Trevor Project and as a human being, he felt he needed to say something about the issue involving the author.
Radcliffe emphasized: “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.”
Read his entire post here.
Aside from Radcliffe, another Harry Potter star, Emma Watson – who played Hermione Granger, showed her support to trans people in a series of tweets.