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Daniel Radcliffe Apologizes To 'Harry Potter' Fans For JK Rowling's Transphobic Tweets

Daniel Radcliffe Apologizes To 'Harry Potter' Fans For JK Rowling's Transphobic Tweets

Daniel Radcliffe is apologizing to fans of the beloved Harry Potter series.

The actor, who of course starred as the titular character in the movie adaptations, wrote an open letter to fans and the trans community in response to author JK Rowling‘s recent tweets.

Over the weekend, JK tweeted her frustration after an article wrote that “gender non-binary persons menstruate,” and many fans and even celebs slammed the author for what she said.

Daniel, who has been a longtime supporter of LGBTQ+ organization The Trevor Project, shared his thoughts in a letter he released through their website.

“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,” Daniel wrote. “According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity. It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.”

“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. I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you,” he continued. “If these books taught you that love is the strongest force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything; if they taught you that strength is found in diversity, and that dogmatic ideas of pureness lead to the oppression of vulnerable groups; if you believe that a particular character is trans, nonbinary, or gender fluid, or that they are gay or bisexual; if you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life — then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred. And in my opinion nobody can touch that.”

You can read Daniel‘s full letter on TheTrevorProject.org!

One of Daniel‘s co-stars Evanna Lynch also just recently spoke out about JK Rowling’s tweets. See her response below.

JK Rowling Announces Pandemic Donation on Battle of Hogwarts Anniversary

JK Rowling Announces Pandemic Donation on Battle of Hogwarts Anniversary

JK Rowling is making a big donation to those being affected by the pandemic.

The Harry Potter author announced a £1 million donation, split between two different organizations.

JK felt uncomfortable celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, which took place in the final Harry Potter movie, Deathly Hallows Part II.

“Today’s the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, but I’m going to be honest and say that it feels inappropriate to talk about fictional deaths today. Too many people are losing loved ones in the real world,” she wrote on Twitter.

“So on this anniversary of a great wizarding victory, I’m thinking of the people who’re out there doing their jobs to protect us and our way of life. I have 3 key workers in my immediate family, and like all such relatives, I’m torn between pride and anxiety,” JK added.

“As ever in a crisis of this sort, the poorest and most vulnerable are hit hardest, so in honour of the Battle of Hogwarts, I’ll be making a donation of £1m, half of which will go to https://crisis.org.uk, who’re helping the homeless during the pandemic,” she continued. “and half of which will go to https://refuge.org.uk, because we know that domestic abuse has, sadly, increased hugely during the lockdown.”

J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Having Coronavirus Symptoms, But Didn't Get Tested

J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Having Coronavirus Symptoms, But Didn't Get Tested

J.K. Rowling Announces 'Harry Potter At Home' To Keep You Entertained In Quarantine

J.K. Rowling Announces 'Harry Potter At Home' To Keep You Entertained In Quarantine

No, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke or prank!!

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has launched a new website for all things HP for your social distancing needs.

“Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch http://harrypotterathome.com,” JK tweeted out on Wednesday morning (April 1).

“We know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives,” the site reads.

The new site houses so many Harry Potter treats to keep you occupied, including “special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.”

Head on over to HarryPotterAtHome.com to get started now!!

Emma Watson Reunites With Evanna Lynch & JK Rowling For Costume Birthday Bash - See The Pic!

Emma Watson Reunites With Evanna Lynch & JK Rowling For Costume Birthday Bash - See The Pic!

Talk about one of the best reunions ever!

Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Evanna Lynch reunited with “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling for a costume party this week and the pic is epic!

Sharing the image on her Instagram, Emma captioned, “Sexy and scary! 👻 You smashed this. All the love to you Jo. Happy Birthday!!!!”

She added, “Extra points to @msevylynch for being the most perfect cat. 🐯.”

Emma, who was sporting a Wonder Woman costume for the bash, posed next to Jo, as a devil in disguise and Evanna as a cat.

Evanna replied, “Ahhhh I didn’t know this photo existed!!!! 😍❤️❤️❤️.”

Check out the pic on Instagram NOW!

Four New 'Harry Potter' Books To Be Released Next Month on Pottermore!

Four New 'Harry Potter' Books To Be Released Next Month on Pottermore!

Have you been really wishing that there were more Harry Potter books? Well, your wishes are about to be answered because more are on their way!

Announced on Pottermore, author J.K. Rowling will be releasing four new books next month, based on the lessons Harry and his friends studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The website promises the books “will take you back in time once again to learn about the traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.”

“In addition to exploring the origins of magic through history and folklore, the eBook shorts will also feature notes, manuscript pages and charming sketches as previously seen in ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic.’”

The first two of the quartet of books – “Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts” and “Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology” – will be available on Pottermore on June 27th.

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JK Rowling Defends Claudia Kim's Casting as Nagini in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

JK Rowling Defends Claudia Kim's Casting as Nagini in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

After the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer debuted this week, the internet had a lot to say about Claudia Kim‘s casting as Nagini.

Fans of the series called out author JK Rowling about casting an Asian actor as the character, who goes on to become a submissive snake to Voldemort.

However, the author defended Claudia‘s casting as the famous snake, explaining why she was chosen in the first place.

“The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name ‘Nagini,’” she wrote. “They are sometimes depicted as winged, sometimes as half-human, half-snake. Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including Javanese, Chinese and Betawi. Have a lovely day.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens nationwide on November 16th.