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Emma Watson Takes Jab at JK Rowling’s Transphobic Views

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and her transphobic comments.At the British film awards ceremony, host Rebel Wilson introduced Watson — best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise — to the stage to announce an award winner.“Here to present the next award is Emma Watson.

She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch,” Wilson said.As Watson came to the podium, she smiled and said, “I’m here for all the witches.”Social media users took the comment as a direct jab at Rowling who has consistently shared transphobic remarks over social media in previous years, including last week on International Women’s Day.

Many have called Rowling a TERF, an acronym for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.”One Twitter user wrote, “Emma Watson destroying JK.”Another user wrote, “Emma Watson is a queen for this,” while another called it a “giant dig” at the author.A trans Twitter user wrote, “Emma Watson has me crying on the train and it’s not a great look.”She added, “JK Rowling is not the daughter of a witch they couldn’t burn, she’s the daughter of the woman who screamed witch to have her sisters burned out of jealousy.

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