‘Harry Potter’ Star Emma Watson Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Tweets

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has weighted in on JK Rowling’s recent transphobic Tweets.

Last week Harry Potter author JK Rowling got herself in hot water after posting a series of Tweets that many interpreted as transphobic. She quickly faced a massive wave of backlash against the tweets and recently wrote an essay where she defends her views on the matter. This, however, has not stopped several of the actors in the Harry Potter franchise from speaking out against J.K. Rowling’s viewpoints.

Harry Potter actors Katie Leung and Daniel Radcliffe both took to their Twitter accounts to express their opposition to JK Rowling’s viewpoints. Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne also refused to stand by the writer’s views. Now, however, Emma Watson has weighed in on the matter.

Emma Watson is, of course, best know for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise. Earlier today, she posted her response to JK Rowling’s transphobic Tweets and is on the same side as her franchise co-stars:

What do you all make of the controversy surrounding JK Rowling’s Tweets? Are you surprised the Harry Potter actors have all seemingly condemned her views? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the most recent entry in the film franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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