Her message prompted Daniel Radcliffe to speak up.
“Transgender women are women,” he penned in his response, posted to the Trevor Project’s website. “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 [Rowling] or I.”
Radcliffe continued, “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.”
Regardless of her viewpoint, Rowling is serving as an executive producer for HBO Max’s upcoming Harry Potter series.