Eddie Redmayne On J.K. Rowling’s Controversial Tweets
Eddie Redmayne is a member of the Harry Potter franchise. Although you may have not seen him in the Harry Potter movies, he was the main star of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. However, he is the most recent one from the wizarding world to give his two cents about J.K. Rowling’s transphobic comments.
J.K. Rowling landed herself in a controversy after she basically tweeted women are the only people who menstruate. This sparked outrage as people accused J.K. Rowling of being transphobic.
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
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— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020
J.K. Rowling then issued a statement after facing backlash on Twitter for being transphobic. She said in her statement,
“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.”
Eddie Redmayne Addresses J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Controversy
While interviewing with Variety, Eddie addressed the controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling and her transphobic tweet. He said,
“Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative, and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself. This is an ongoing process. As someone who has worked with both J.K. Rowling and members of the trans community, I wanted to make it absolutely clear where I stand. I disagree with Jo’s comments. Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid.”
Eddie then continued, saying that although he doesn’t want to speak on behalf of the transgender community, he thinks they would like for people to stop questioning their identities. Because all this constant questioning does is result in violence. Eddie said all the transgender community wants is to live in peace. And it’s time they should be given that peace.