There is little doubt that people are still in shock after J.K. Rowling posted several anti-trans tweets last week. Not surprisingly, the stars of the Harry Potter films, including Daniel Radcliffe, have already spoken up about the issue. Now, Warner Bros. has issued a statement regarding the author's comments.
The statement from the studio was released by Variety and it somehow confirms that Warner Bros. does not agree with Rowling's transphobic tweets.
"The events in the last several weeks have firmed our resolve as a company to confront difficult societal issues," Warner Bros. said in a statement. "Warner Bros.' position on inclusiveness is well established, and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture has never been more important to our company and to our audiences around the world. We deeply value the work of our storytellers who give so much of themselves in sharing their creations with us all. We recognize our responsibility to foster empathy and advocate understanding of all communities and all people, particularly those we work with and those we reach through our content."
Rowling had previously drawn backlash after criticizing an article for "people who menstruate" then continued to post more tweets that criticize gender identity. Since then, Radcliffe has commented on the issue, stating that he does not agree with the author.
For now, Rowling has not made any further comments. She is currently calling on fans to submit illustrations for her new fairy tale book The Ickabog.