Famous PeopleWriter J.K. Rowling, 57, has been criticized several times in recent years for her statements about transgender people. Several members of the “Harry Potter” cast have distanced themselves from her views, including Daniel Radcliffe (33). He wrote an open letter in 2020. In an interview with Indiewire, he now stated that he felt compelled to write it. It seems that “I thought it was important to say something”.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling kicked the wrong leg. In recent years, she has received a lot of criticism for her anti-transgender statements. She became embroiled in multiple disputes on Twitter and caused quite a stir. In 2019 I responded to an article in which the description of “people who menstruate” appeared. I wondered out loud if there wasn’t a simpler word for it, something like “women.” This statement caused her a lot of criticism, because transgender men and non-binary people can also menstruate, and some trans women cannot.
Rowling’s comments got it wrong with Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the movie series of the same name. He wrote an open letter in 2020 on the website of The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis care to members of the LGBTQ+ community. He wrote: “Transgender women are women.” “Any assertion to the contrary undermines the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice from healthcare professionals who know more about this than Joe and I. Clearly we should support transgender and nonbinary people and not hurt them anymore.” . Radcliffe further emphasized that his words never attempt to argue with Rowling. “I understand some media will pick up on this as an infighting between me and J.K. Rowling, but that’s not the point. There’s no doubt that Joe is responsible for all that you gave me of my life, but as someone who has worked with The Trevor Project for years, and as a person I felt like I had to say something.”
Daniel answers again
In a recent interview with Indiewire, Daniel explains in more detail why he felt compelled to respond with an open letter. The actor noticed a lot of mischievous fans because of Rowling’s comments. “The reason I felt compelled to say something is that since finishing the movie ‘Harry Potter’, I’ve met many gay and transgender kids and teens who have come to know about the franchise. I wanted them to know that not everyone in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise feels the same way. Feeling “.
“It was really important because I’ve been with The Trevor Project for over ten years, so I don’t think I could have looked at myself in the mirror if I hadn’t said something. But other than that, it’s not for me to guess what’s going on in someone else’s head.”
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