JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' stars who criticized her trans views can 'save their apologies'

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J. K. Rowling has a clear message for "Harry Potter" stars Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe – if they someday decide to apologize for criticizing her stance on trans issues, they can "save" it for "traumatized detransitioners" and "vulnerable women" instead.

The famous author's remark came on X Wednesday in a reply to a user partially calling himself #FarRightHooligan, who speculated the two stars would eventually offer Rowling a "very public apology… safe in the knowledge that you will forgive them..."

"Not safe, I'm afraid," Rowling replied. "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."

Rowling's relationships with Watson and Radcliffe have deteriorated in light of her viral defenses of biological women and as she became an outspoken critic of total acceptance of the transgender community on the X platform.

Watson and Radcliffe, meanwhile, have stood firm in supporting the transgender community, with Watson insisting that "trans people are who they say they are" in an X post after Rowling went viral in 2020 for criticizing an article mentioning "people who menstruate" and calling for use of the word "women" instead.

"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 also wrote at the time.... (Read more)

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