LOS ANGELES: Known to the world as the person who played the role of 'Harry Potter' for over a decade, actor Daniel Radcliffe has slammed J.K. Rowling for her highly insensitive and controversial tweets on people who are transgender.
A few days ago, Rowling, the author of the famous Harry Potter franchise received backlash by the netizens on twitter when she criticised an opinion which mentioned the phrase "people who menstruate". She made further tweets where she stated that the discussion of gender identity refutes biological sex.
Radcliffe addressed the controversial matter as an essay by him got posted on the website of the Trevor Project.
"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," claimed Radcliffe.
The British actor mentioned that almost 78% of people from the transgender and non-binary community have reported that "they have been discriminated against due to their gender identity".
Daniel also stated, "It's clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm."
Here is a glimpse of the controversial tweets made by Rowling:
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA
I’ve spent much of the last three years reading books, blogs and scientific papers by trans people, medics and gender specialists. I know exactly what the distinction is. Never assume that because someone thinks differently, they have no knowledge. https://t.co/5kxnH3mZPf— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020