J.K. Rowling will not forgive Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson after they became ‘celebrity mouthpieces’ for trans movements

J.K. Rowling, renowned for her Harry Potter series, recently stirred controversy with her comments, particularly concerning gender identity. Despite her iconic literary success, her interactions with the actors who portrayed her characters in the film adaptations have become strained.

Rowling’s dissatisfaction with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, who played Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, respectively, came to light during a discussion on gender identity. She voiced her anger on social media, criticizing what she perceived as “severe medical malpractice” regarding gender identity services for minors in the UK.

The author’s pointed remarks towards Radcliffe and Watson followed a follower’s tweet suggesting they publicly apologize to Rowling. Her response indicated that forgiveness wasn’t guaranteed, highlighting her frustration with celebrities endorsing what she sees as an erosion of women’s rights.

This isn’t the first time Rowling has sparked controversy regarding transgender issues. In 2020, her tweets ignited a firestorm of criticism. Radcliffe and Watson publicly supported the transgender community, expressing disagreement with Rowling’s views.

Radcliffe, in an essay for The Trevor Project, affirmed his support for transgender individuals and apologized for any harm Rowling’s words may have caused. Similarly, Watson released a statement advocating for the rights of trans people and expressing solidarity with them.