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Daniel Radcliffe schools JK Rowling in response to trans comments

Danny Radcliffe didn’t pull punches when responding to word that his old boss, JK Rowling, made transphobic comments on social media.

JK tweeted about an article entitled ‘Creating a more equal post COVID-19 world for people who menstruate’ on Friday.

Rowling wrote: ”People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?’

In response, Radcliffe hit out at the author who made him famous, saying: ‘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’.

Radcliffe 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 continued: ‘I realize that certain press outlets will probably want to paint this as in-fighting between JK Rowling and myself, but that is really not what this is about, nor is it what’s important right now.

‘While Jo is unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken, as someone who has been honored to work with and continues to contribute to The Trevor Project for the last decade, and just as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment.’

Radcliffe, 30, released his statement via The Trevor Project on Monday.

Plant them feet, Danny!