Emma Watson shares her support for transgender

Emma Watson has shared her support for transgender charities after JK Rowling’s ‘anti trans’ comments.

The Harry Potter author sparked furious outrage with a series of ‘transphobic’ tweets last week, prompting the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne to speak out in support of the community.

And Emma has now seemingly expressed her reaction to JK’s opinions by retweeting an article about the different organizations that support black transgender people.

The Little Women actress, 30, shared a post by transgender columnist Paris Lees on the charities.

Paris’ tweet read: ‘Hi everyone, just a quick note to say that if you’d like to donate to organizations that support black trans women – who are having an especially tough time at the moment, and facing hostility from every direction – @VICE has compiled a list.’

Emma joins a slew of other Harry Potter alum in responding to JK’s comments, including Cho Chang star Katie Leung and Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood.

JK’s controversy began when she commented on the story with the headline: ‘Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.’

She wrote: ‘” People who menstruate”. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Women? Wimpund? Wood?’

Her remark was immediately met with backlash, as users explained that it’s not just cis-gender women who menstruate.

JK then posted: ‘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.

‘The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women – ie, to male violence – “hate” trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences – is nonsense.

‘I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans.

‘At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.’

After the backlash, JK posted a lengthy essay in which she insisted she isn’t a TERF – Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist – but doubled down on her previous comments. 

The 54-year-old also revealed she is a domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor.

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