J.K. Rowling Indicates She Won’t Forgive Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson For Pro-Trans Statements

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“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling indicated that she would not forgive the actors who starred in the film adaptations of her best-selling book series for their comments in favor of “trans rights.”

The 58-year-old author has become an outspoken critic of the radical trans agenda, specifically as it relates to women being protected in society.

Most recently, Rowling shared her concerns about the medical transitioning of children who believed they were transgender by posting a lengthy thread on X. 

One of Rowling’s followers responded to the thread, writing, “Just waiting for Dan and Emma to give you a very public apology … safe in the knowledge that you will forgive them … “

Rowling replied, “Not safe, I’m afraid. Celebs who cosied up to a movement intent on eroding women’s hard-won rights and who used their platforms to cheer on the transitioning of minors can save their apologies for traumatised detransitioners and vulnerable women reliant on single sex spaces.”

“Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson publicly denounced Rowling’s views after several of her tweets went viral in 2020.

Rowling also posted an essay to her website in June 2020, saying in part, “I refuse to bow down to a movement that I believe is doing demonstrable harm in seeking to erode ‘woman’ as a political and biological class and offering cover to predators like few before it.”

Around the same time as Rowling’s comment, Watson, who played the character Hermione in the film franchise, posted on her own social media that “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.”


“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,” Watson added.

Radcliffe expressed similar sentiments in 2020 after the comments went viral. “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 healthcare associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo [Rowling] or [me],” the actor said at the time in a lengthy essay.

“To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you.”

Radcliffe specifically voiced his support for trans youth transitioning while moderating an episode of “Sharing Spaces,” a roundtable series produced by the activist organization The Trevor Project.

“There are some people in the world who are not trying to engage with this conversation in any kind of good faith. I think a lot of the time it’s just ’cause people don’t know a young trans person,” Radcliffe said, as The Daily Wire previously reported.

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