Daniel Radcliffe believes that J.K. Rowling’s comments may end in more LGBTQ suicides, but results in death threats and book burning instead. Is silence consent?
Harry Potter actor, Daniel Radcliffe, called J.K. Rowling transphobic for referring to biological women as ‘people who menstruate’. Angry fans send Rowling death threats and call for a Harry Potter book burning and ban.
Daniel Radcliffe owes his entire career to the works of J.K Rowling after he was cast as the lead character in her best selling Harry Potter novels, but now he’s joined outraged fans and is calling her a transphobic because she dared mention the biological differences between women and trans-women in her Tweet.
Daniel Radcliffe was 11-years-old when he was cast as Harry Potter in Warner Brothers blockbuster film series. Despite the success of Harry Potter, Radcliffe has had some trouble booking other blockbuster roles and is usually typecast as a bumbling idiot.
Now that it has been 9 years since the Harry Potter film series has concluded Daniel Radcliffe feels it is safe to bite the hand that once fed him.
“Transgender women are women,” Radcliffe claimed in an article posted on The Trevor Project. “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.”
Radcliffe, 30, falsely claimed that almost every transgender and nonbinary youth are constantly bullied online and that ‘cis gender’ people are largely responsible for the massive suicide rates within the community, and not mental health.
“It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm,” Radcliffe added, insinuating that J.K. Rowling’s comment were somehow danger to trans lives.
Harry Potter’s article was a response to a series of tweets made by Rowling in which she explained that there is a definite difference between biological and trans women.
Best selling author J.K. Rowling Tweeted: “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 followed up with another Tweet: “The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women — ie, to male violence — ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences — is a nonsense.”
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe alleges J.K. Rowling tweet is transphobic and dangerous. Yet does not condemn book burning and death threats.
J.K Rowling’s comments has resulted in many former fans wishing for her death and calling her a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist).
According to the trans community, to insist that there is a biological difference between men and women is a radical opinion.
J.K. Rowling called transphobic ‘TERF’ and receives death threats.
can jk rowling just drop dead pleaseeee die you annoying terf bitch— nyani ? (@nbkurapiika) June 6, 2020
why the fuck is jk rowling trending can the stupid terf just die already— jon struggle tweets (@hydraulicfurby) June 7, 2020
Welp I got banned for 12 hours but I am back. I stand by every word, fuck off and die, @jk_rowling. I might get locked again so I’ll put it in one tweet for them.— Nick… (@TronCarter) June 7, 2020
This world would be better off with every terf, every bigot, every cop, and every bootlocker dead. pic.twitter.com/32B8l24euW
As an enbe @jk_rowling can go die in a ditch for all I care. I used to love Harry Potter but with Rowling coming out as a terf I hate it.— Peter Kiemel NSFW (@PKiemel3) June 7, 2020
Others are actively calling for all book stores to ban the sales of Harry Potter books and are even demanding that — in old actual Nazi fashion — burn all of her books.
Trans community calls for Harry Potter book burning and ban.
Burn your Harry Potter books beloveds.— #BreonnaTaylor (@WannasWorld) June 6, 2020
Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
Despite the plethora of hate that the best selling author is receiving, specifically from the trans community, Daniel Radcliffe has refused to condemn their actions. And, according to some, Rowling has no right to speak on trans issues because she is a ‘cis gendered’ woman.
Proud feminist, globally, have been told to keep their mouths shut by men who now identify as women and a lot of women’s right activist believe that their movement has been completely nullified.
A certified educator at eNotes wrote: “Women were not allowed to appear on stage until 1660. Before this time, acting for women was considered inappropriate and actually illegal. For one thing, the acting troops traveled around, sleeping in odd places. The proximity and lack of privacy certainly contributed to the prohibition of women becoming such itinerant actors.”
Once friends, Radcliffe (who owes his career to Rowling) silent on Harry Potter book burning and death threats.
“Because of the prohibition of women in theatre, young men– usually prepubescent–played the female roles and dressed in women’s clothing. In reaction to this condition, there was a condemnation of the Elizabethan theatre by some clergymen who contended that it was sacrilegious for men to dress as men, envisioning it as though it were “cross-dressing,” a sexual aberration.”
“The roles of women who were not young or so very womanly were played by the older male actors. For instance, this may be why Shakespeare’s three witches in ‘Macbeth‘ have beards.”
It seems as though the feminist movement has been set back several hundred years as biological women are now losing their jobs for speaking about women issues.
What are your thoughts on J.K. Rowling’s comments? Are the transphobic or are they factual? Let us know in the comments below.