“Harry Potter” creator JK Rowling (54) posted several tweets about transsexuals last weekend and has been accused of transphobia ever since. After Daniel Radcliffe (30), the star of the “Harry Potter” film version, had already made a critical comment about this, the lead actor in the films for Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” novel, Eddie Redmanye (38), now distances himself from them Statement. In an interview with the US portal “Variety” he explains: “As someone who has worked with JK Rowling and members of the trans community, I want to make it clear where I stand: I contradict Jo’s [Joanne K. Rowling, Note . d. Red.] Comments. ”

The author wrote about an article in which women were described as “men who menstruate” that there was a word for it and formed the words “Wumben”, “Wimpund” or “Woomud” from “Women”. Transgender activists criticized her for this and Rowling made a second tweet in which she wrote, among other things, that she loved trans people and respected their rights, but that the biological gender was a reality. “If gender is not real, the realities of life of women worldwide will be erased,” she said.

“Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary gender identities exist,” Redmayne told Variety. He never wanted to speak on behalf of the community, but he knew that his transgender friends and colleagues were fed up with “constantly questioning their identity, which all too often leads to violence and abuse. They just want to live peacefully and it’s time to let them do it. ”Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative. Over the years, he had constantly tried to further educate himself on the subject. “It is an ongoing process.”

Daniel Radcliffe’s statement was released on June 8th on the Trevor Project website, an American nonprofit organization that works for youth in the LGBTQ community and with which the actor works. Radcliffe also emphasized: “Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and contradicts all advice from professional health care organizations who have far more expertise on the subject than Jo [Joanne K. Rowling, ed. Ed.] Or me. “

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