Harry Potter Star Katie Leung Responds to J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Tweets

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
June 07, 2020  04:41 PM

 

In case you missed it, J.K. Rowling is currently under fire on social media after she posted a series of transphobic tweets. But what does the cast of Harry Potter think about the author's posts? Katie Leung had an interesting reaction to the tweets.

Leung, who played Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series, tweeted after she was asked by fans what she thought about Rowling's statements. Take a look at her response, which came in the form of a thread, below.

The actress then concluded the thread with the hashtag #AsiansForBlackLives. Needless to say, Leung's thoughts were clear.

Rowling had previously shared an article that suggested a world of equality for "people who menstruate" and commented that there was a proper term for that. People then pointed out that there are transgender people, non-binary people and gender-nonconforming people who can also menstruate. Rowling responded with a series of tweets stating otherwise.

For now, Rowling has not made any further comments about the issue. However, people are calling on the author to apologize for the tweets. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Leung was introduced as Cho in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She continued to play the character in the next four movies.

Related: Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Enrages Fans with Transphobic Tweets

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