Emma Watson, an acclaimed Hollywood star who formerly played the character of Hermoine Granger in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series – condemns Rowling’s controversial statement on transgenders.
The ‘Beauty and the Beast’ star claimed that transgenders have the right to live their lives as they want, in any way without being constantly questioned, contradicting the author’s vile statement.
This isn’t the first time that the 54-year old author has been called out for her controversial and straight-up vile statements.
She’s known to continuously make changes to Harry Potter’s canon storyline, an example being where she declared Dumbledore as being gay in 2007.
Rowling was praised at the time but she didn’t stop at changing one character’s sexuality, the author continued to do so, when at one point the fans had enough of her absurd changes.
It was perhaps Rowling’s to appear as ‘woke’ by adding diversity in her already published books, changing characters, years after it getting published.
Though recently, Rowling is getting slammed because she refused to admit that trans-women are women. Neglecting years of oppression and the struggle trans-women have went through to be not discriminated.
J.K’s tweet read: ‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’
Emma, along with Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Katie Leung, Noma Dumezweni and Evanna Lynch was one of the few who closely worked with the billionaire author and for Watson, it was Harry Potter where she started her career off.
It’s a delight that the 30-year-old actress remained unbiased and spoke against Rowling’s problematic statements.
She further revealed that she has donated to two charities, Mermaids and Mama Cash, which both support the LGBTQ community.
“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.” Is what Emma Watson claimed herself.
Many activists blamed J.K Rowling for doing all this to gain ‘clout’.
In June, as the world protests to end discrimination against Black Lives which resulted in an intersectional effect, helping the LGBTQ community, Rowling’s straight-up denial of the problems faced by trans-women and terming it as not legitimate.
Since then, Rowling has played a victim role and blamed her colleagues(Emma Watson) for not standing along with her but as activists said J.K didn’t just leave an opinion, she denied basic human rights of trans-women.
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