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Emma Watson And Daniel Radcliffe Owe J.K. Rowling An Apology — Whether She Accepts It Or Not

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  • Source: Bongino
  • 04/12/2024
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J.K. Rowling is receiving some well-deserved vindication for standing up to the transgender movement for the sake of women’s safety, and it’s high time she receives an apology from the “Harry Potter” stars who criticized her. 

In 2020, Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, and Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, publicly rebuked Rowling for her belief that the transgender cult was erasing and endangering real women. When Rowling was enduring intense internet hatred and was dubbed a “TERF” (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), Watson wrote on Twitter (now X), “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.” 

Meanwhile, in a blog post for the Trevor Project, Radcliffe condemned Rowling, writing, “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 [Rowling] or I.”

Contrary to what Radcliffe would have us believe, however, the “science” of transgenderism is far from settled. On Wednesday, the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) released findings from a four-year review investigating so-called “gender care.” According to the report, gender services were based on "remarkably weak" evidence and that children had been "let down" by medical professionals.

 "The reality is we have no good evidence on the long-term outcomes of interventions [such as puberty blockers] to manage gender-related distress," wrote pediatrician Dr. Hilary Cass. "It is unusual for us to give a potentially life-changing treatment to young people and not know what happens to them in adulthood."

In response to the NHS report shared by Rowling, an X user wrote to Rowling, “Just waiting for Dan and Emma to give you a very public apology…safe in the knowledge that you will forgive them.”

“Not safe, I’m afraid,” Rowling responded. “Celebs who cosied up to a movement intent on eroding women’s hard-won rights and who used their platforms to cheer on the transitioning of minors can save their apologies for traumatised detransitioners and vulnerable women reliant on single sex spaces.”

While Rowling may not be interested in forgiving Radcliffe and Watson (and I don’t blame her), the pair still owe her an apology. Without Rowling, Radcliffe and Watson would be nothing. She is responsible for launching both of their careers. In the case of Radcliffe, who is far less talented than Watson and most of the “Harry Potter” cast, it’s hard to believe he’d have a career at all had he not landed his role in Rowling’s "Harry Potter" movies. 

The least Radcliffe and Watson could have done when they disagreed with Rowling was say nothing. Instead, they piled onto the hatred, using the internet firestorm directed at Rowling to capture attention and praise for themselves.

Of course, not only did Radcliffe and Watson betray a woman who deserves nothing but their respect and admiration, but they endorsed an ideology that mounting evidence shows is irreparably damaging the physical and mental health of an entire generation. Shame on them. 

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