Rupert Grint Joins Emma, Radcliffe; Reacts to JKR’s Comments

Emma Watson has spoken out.

Updated13 Jun 2020, 12:09 PM IST
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Recently, Harry Potter author JK Rowling attracted controversy over her use of transphobic remarks on Twitter. Netizens were enraged and lashed out on the social media platform. Now, actor Emma Watson, who played one of the lead roles, Hermione, in the Harry Potter series, responded to the same.

Earlier, in a post on Twitter, the author of the Harry Potter series commented on the headline of an article and wrote, “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

On 12 June, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the series, in a statement to The Times said that, “I firmly stand with the trans community. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. We should all be entitled to live with love and without judgment.”

Earlier, taking to Twitter, Emma Watson wrote in her tweet “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 added “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.”

She also wished everyone a Happy Pride Month: “Happy #PRIDE2020 Sending love x” the tweet said.

Earlier, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe had also put out a statement on the matter. He wrote “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.”

Evanna Lynch also took to Twitter to share her thoughts. She played Luna Lovegood in the series.

Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the series, also took to Twitter to share her thoughts.

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Published: 11 Jun 2020, 07:41 AM IST
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