Daniel Radcliffe Responds to J.K Rowling’s Tweets Against Transgenders
The author of the famous Harry Potter, J.K Rowling is at the brink of backlash once again as she continues has transphobic tweets.
This time, star of Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe, responded to her tweets about gender identity and claimed that it can hurt the fans who are trans and choose to not abide by the binary gender identity.
Rowling, who often has controversial posts on her social media handle, criticized gender identities with a mocking tweet about “people who menstruate.” after a who has often come under fire by the large Potter fandom for her social media posts, sparked backlash over the weekend after mocking a headline about “people who menstruate.”
On Saturday she tweeted, “People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
In order to defend her statement, she tweeted the following further:
“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.”
Radcliffe, who doesn’t have any social media handle, spoke against Rowling’s tweets by sharing a heartfelt message in a blog post for The Trevor Project, a non-profit suicide prevention organization for the LGBTQ community where he defended the non-binary gender people.
Transgender women are women,” he 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 (Rowling) or I.”