After JK Rowling's anti-trans posts, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is available in help of transgender individuals

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Daniel Radcliffe in response to JK Rowling’s anti-trans tweets&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

Key Highlights

  • Daniel Radcliffe wrote an essay in response to JK Rowling’s anti-trans tweets on Monday
  • The Harry Potter star said that this isn’t an ‘in-fighting’ between Rowling and him however he simply wished to speak about gender id
  • The actor shared that we have to do ‘extra to help transgender and nonbinary individuals, not invalidate their identities, and never trigger additional hurt’

JK Rowling made headlines lately when her ideas on menstruation obtained a extreme backlash from netizens. The creator of the celebrated Harry Potter ebook collection needed to face the previous once more when she was accused of transphobia two years in the past for liking ‘males in clothes.’ Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe posted a prolonged response to Rowling’s controversial anti-trans tweets. 

Radcliffe shared that ‘transgender girls are girls’ and any assertion to the controversy ‘erases’ their id and dignity. Rowling said that she respects each trans individual’s proper to dwell however on the similar time she wrote, “my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”

In response, Radcliffe wrote an essay and posted it on the web site of The Trevor Project, a non-profit devoted to disaster intervention and suicide prevention of the LGBTQ group. 

He talked about how over 78 per cent of individuals have been discriminated in opposition to resulting from their gender id. He wrote, “It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.”

Further, he added that individuals will most likely paint his response as “in-fighting between J.K. Rowling and myself, but that is really not what this is about, nor is it what’s important right now.” He stated that regardless that Rowling is certainly accountable” for Radcliffe’s career, at this point he feels “compelled” to say one thing. 

He additionally wrote, “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.”

In her one in every of her tweets from June 6, Rowling wrote, “The concept that ladies like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans individuals for many years, feeling kinship as a result of they’re susceptible in the identical approach as girls – ie, to male violence – ‘hate’ trans individuals as a result of they assume intercourse is actual and has lived penalties – is a nonsense.”

In one other tweet, The Casual Vacancy creator said that gender id negates organic intercourse. She wrote, “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.”

Check out her tweets beneath. 


Rowling’s tweets have definitely sparked a debate on Twitter. 

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