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JK Rowling won’t forgive ‘Harry Potter’ cast for criticising her anti-trans views
JK Rowling has publicly addressed criticism she has received from Harry Potter stars regarding her views on the trans community.Rowling has faced significant backlash in recent years regarding a series of controversial comments she has made about the trans community.Many fans and followers have expressed disapproval and disappointment towards her remarks, as have two stars of the film adaptation of her globally successful novel series.Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the films, and Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, have both expressed their support for the trans community in the wake of Rowling’s comments.In 2020, Radcliffe wrote an essay for The Trevor Project, a non-profit organisation supporting suicide prevention and crisis intervention for queer people.In the essay, he wrote: “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.”He also apologised to the trans community “for the pain these comments have caused”.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.— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020Watson has also spoken out in support of the community, including a tweet in 2020 which read: “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.
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Joan Collins: Women’s freedoms being ‘eroded’ by political correctness
Independent, spotlighting the dangers she feels gender-inclusive language or “politically correct stealth” poses to women’s rights. “It worries me that we might be inadvertently subjugated with the censure of female-only spaces or words like ‘mother’ and ‘breastfeeding’ (and told we must use terms like ‘female parent’ and ‘chestfeeding’ instead),” Collins, 89, penned in her open letter.  “We must beware that we are not being kicked back into inequality by politically correct stealth,” the self-purported lifelong feminist insisted. “And with the awareness that International Women’s Day puts into acceptable feminism, I truly hope that this will never happen.”AdvertisementThe silver screen star’s campaign against gender-neutral speak echoes that of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, 57. On Wednesday, Rowling — who has come under fire for her alleged transphobic views — encouraged her more than 14 million Twitter followers to join her mission to sway the British government toward defining the protected characteristic of “sex” as “biological sex.” The goal of the movement is to exclude non-biological women from female-only spaces. “If you’re concerned about the erosion of women’s rights in the UK – the right to single sex spaces like domestic violence refuges, rape crisis centers and prisons – sign the Sex Matters petition to make the Equality Act clear,” Rowling tweeted along with the hashtag #InternationalWomensDay2023 as well as a link to the “Sex Matters” petition.
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J.K. Rowling pranked by Russians impersonating Zelensky on Zoom
The Rowling Library, the “Harry Potter” author was fooled by Russian comedy duo Vovan and Lexus, who are known for prank-calling high-profile celebrities.The duo’s past prank victims include Elton John, Boris Johnson, Kamala Harris, Prince Harry, Billie Eilish, Bernie Sanders, and George W. Bush — and it seems as though they can now add Rowling to their star-studded list.The multi-millionaire author — who seemingly didn’t know she was being recorded — was under the impression that Zelensky called to thank her for her charity work in the country.Earlier this year, Rowling announced she would match donations up to $1.2 million after her Lumos Foundation launched an emergency appeal to help vulnerable children and families in Ukraine.Fully thinking she was speaking to the president of the war-torn country, Rowling appeared invested in the conversation as the pranksters asked increasingly bizarre questions throughout the interview. During the increasingly-awkward 12-minute call, the impersonators asked Rowling about her thoughts on imposing sanctions on Russian actor Aleksandr Kuznetsov, who starred in the most recent “Fantastic Beasts” film.“Fantastic Beasts has been a very interesting experience.
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