With the “Harry Potter” series, J. K. Rowling (58) has presented books that have influenced countless children and young people over the past decades. For several years now, the author has been drawing attention less with her work, which is loved by millions of people, and more with statements that many see as transphobic. The writer is now blustering again and seems to be positioning herself against Daniel Radcliffe (34) and Emma Watson (33), two of the main actors from the “Harry Potter” films.

Rowling has been accused of being transphobic for years. Among other things, she criticizes trans people’s open approach to their identity and gender roles. In the summer of 2020, the author made fun of the phrase “people who menstruate”. According to a recently published report, the British woman now saw her controversial positions confirmed in a debate taking place in Great Britain. One user then wrote: “I’m just waiting for Dan and Emma to apologize to you very publicly… knowing you’ll forgive them.” However, Rowling indicated in a reply to this post that she probably wouldn’t do so.

“I’m afraid that’s not safe,” Rowling explained. “Celebrities who have pandered to a movement that seeks to erode women’s hard-won rights and who use their platforms to cheer the transition of minors can apologize to traumatized detransitioners and vulnerable women in need of single-sex spaces are, save.”

Both Radcliffe and Watson had already spoken out against Rowling’s comments in 2020. “Trans women are women. […] It is clear that we must do more to support transgender and non-binary people. We should not invalidate their identities or cause further suffering,” the actor wrote for the “Trevor Project”. His colleague explained on X, then still Twitter: “I want my trans followers to know that I and many other people around the world recognize, respect and love you for who you are.”