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Rupert Grint Slams JK Rowling's Anti-trans Comments


Last Updated: March 21, 2021, 13:02 IST

Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley

Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley

Actor Rupert Grint, who played Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter films spoke about author JK Rowling's anti-trans comments on Twitter and said that he disagreed with her despite being grateful for all she has done for the franchise.

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, who is known for his role of Ronald Weasley in the series, has spoken up against author JK Rowling’s comment on transgender people.

Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books on which the film series is based, was criticised when she tweeted against transgender people. “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,” she had written

She was also seen liking a tweet by an anti-trans campaigner who called trans women “men in dresses."

In an interview with Esquire, Grint said: “I am hugely grateful (for) everything that she’s done. I think that she’s extremely talented, and I mean, clearly, her works are genius. But yeah, I think also you can have huge respect for someone and still disagree with things like that."

“Sometimes silence is even louder. I felt like I had to because I think it was important to. I mean, I don’t want to talk about all that…Generally, I’m not an authority on the subject. Just out of kindness, and just respecting people. I think it’s a valuable group that I think needs standing up for," he added in the interview, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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first published:March 21, 2021, 12:52 IST
last updated:March 21, 2021, 13:02 IST
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