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'Harry Potter' Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Katie Leung Responds To JK Rowling's Anti-Trans Tweets

BP World Bureau | Jun 09 2020 05:38:56 PM
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LONDON: Blockbuster franchise 'Harry Potter' stars Daniel Radcliffe and Katie Leung responded to J.K Rowling's rhetoric about trans people which garnered scrutiny from various sections. 

Daniel Radcliffe wrote an essay reiterating his support for the trans community saying that "trans women are women."

He further thanked JK Rowling for being a major factor in his success as an actor and that this issue will not turn into an ugly fight between.

He chose to speak out due to his involvement in the 'Trevor Project' and statements against trans rights erases the identity and dignity of trans people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations with expertise in the subject matter. 'Trevor Project' focusses on saving the LGBT youth. 

He also addressed Potterheads who were disappointed saying that they shouldn't be disappointed. 

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Actress Katie Leung who played Radcliffe's love interest Cho Chang in the series responded to Rowling by lending support to the trans community. 

Though she didn't address it explicitly, JK Rowling's tweets indicated how trans movement is erasing lesbian experience and women's rights movement, which is rhetoric dropped by the Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs).