13 Jun 2020 10:21 AM +00:00 UTC

Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Finally Speaks Out About J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Tweets

It looks like the three stars of the Harry Potter films have finally made their stand clear in light of J.K. Rowling's anti-trans tweets last week. Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the movie adaptations, has finally broken his silence to address the issue.

Grint recently spoke to The Times where he shared his thoughts on Rowling's criticism of transgender people.

"I firmly stand with the trans community and echo the sentiments expressed by many of my peers. Trans women are women. Trans men are men," he began. "We should all be entitled to live with love and without judgment," Grint said.

Grint's statement comes just a few days after Hermione Granger actress Emma Watson commented on the issue along with a message for fans to make donations.


"Trans people are who they say they are, and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren't who they say they are," Watson wrote. "I want my trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see you, respect you and love you for who you are. I donate to @Mermaids_Gender and @mamacash. If you can, perhaps you'll feel inclined to do the same. Happy #PRIDE2020 Sending love x."

Daniel Radcliffe was one of the first stars to address Rowling's tweets, stating that although he is grateful for how Harry Potter changed his life, he does not share the author's views.

Rowling has refused to back down on her comments as she recently shared an essay about her stance on biological sex.

Related: J.K. Rowling Writes Essay Solidifying Her Stance on Biological Sex