Rupert Grint is the newest member of the Harry Potter household to answer JK Rowling’s latest feedback on transgender people.
According to Fox News, final weekend, the 54-year-old writer, posted a tweet mocking an article that made reference to “individuals who menstruate,” urging writers to make use of the time period “girl.”
The assertion irritated many followers, who condemned the feedback as transphobic, to which she responded on Twitter.
Rowling wrote, “If intercourse is not actual, there isn’t any same-sex attraction. If intercourse is not actual, the lived actuality of ladies globally is erased. I do know and love trans folks, however erasing the idea of intercourse removes the power of many to meaningfully focus on their lives. It is not hate to talk the reality.”
Fans additionally condemned her second assertion, prompting her to pen an essay on the matter, trying to clarify her perspective.
Now, Grint, one of many stars of the Harry Potter movie franchise, has spoken out himself.
The actor mentioned in a press release obtained by The Sunday Times, “I firmly stand with the trans neighborhood and echo the emotions expressed by a lot of my friends. Trans girls are girls. Trans males are males. We ought to all be entitled to dwell with love and with out judgment.”
Grint joined fellow Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in supporting transgender people after Rowling’s statements.
Radcliffe, wrote in an essay revealed on-line,”Transgender girls are girls. Any assertion on the contrary erases the identification and dignity of transgender folks and goes towards all recommendation given by skilled well being care associations who’ve much more experience on this material than both Jo or I.”
Watson, too, shared a tweet and wrote, “Trans individuals are who they are saying they’re and should dwell their lives with out being continuously questioned or advised they don’t seem to be who they are saying they’re. I would like my trans followers to know that I and so many different folks all over the world see you, respect you and love you for who you might be.”
Similarly, Eddie Redmayne, who has starred within the Harry Potter spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts, additionally penned by Rowling, mentioned he disagreed with the author’s perspective.
The 38-year-old actor mentioned, “As somebody who has labored with each J.Okay. Rowling and members of the trans neighborhood, I wished to make it completely clear the place I stand. I disagree with Jo’s feedback.”
Updated Date: Jun 15, 2020 12:32:43 IST