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Emma Watson's 'savage dig' at JK Rowling during BAFTAs over transgender row unveiled
Harry Potter film series which is based on JK Rowling's best-selling novels.The actress has previously made no secret in the past that she disagrees with the billionaire author's views on transgender rights.It comes after the 56-year-old came under fire in early June 2020 for controversial tweets she posted about the transgender community.Rowling retweeted an op-ed piece that discussed “people who menstruate,” apparently taking issue with the fact that the story did not use the word women.The initial tweet garnered a lot of backlash, but Rowling did not relent and stood by her views saying she "loves and respects every trans person" but added that at the same time "my life has been shaped by being female".The author added: "I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”Her stance has caused fans and stars like Emma, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Eddie Redmayne to speak out against her opinions.Emma took to the stage to present the award of Best Outstanding British Film at the Royal Albert Hall back in March.After she was introduced by host Rebel Wilson, she appeared to make a savage dig at the best-selling author following her controversial comments on transgender women.As Rebel, 42, welcomed Emma to the stage, the Australian actress quipped: "Here to present the next award is Emma Watson.She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch."To which Emma replied: "I’m here for ALL the witches."Following her statement, eagle-eyed viewers took to social media at the time to discuss whether or not the actress' comments were aimed at Rowling."Ooooooh Emma Watson throwing so much shade at JK Rowling! This is the drama I needed tonight," quipped on BAFTA viewer."Loving Emma Watson's vibe tonight.
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Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes defends ‘generous’ JK Rowling over trans row and says abuse she’s received is ‘misplaced’
Harry Potter stars have spoken out against JK Rowling’s comments on the trans community, Miriam Margolyes has defended her, saying she ‘admires her as a human being’.Last week, the author who created the boy wizard attended a lunch with women’s rights campaigners, fuelling tension with trans equality groups a day after thousands joined a protest at Downing Street calling for a complete ban of conversion therapy in the UK.In 2020, Rowling criticised an article that referred to ‘people who menstruate’, rather than women, going on to make several contentious statements about the trans community over the past couple of years despite denying she is transphobic.Hermione Granger actor Emma Watson recently appeared to make a subtle dig at the writer, saying at the Baftas that she was ‘here for all of the witches’, which several viewers interpreted as a public act of throwing shade.In June 2020, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe emphasised that ‘transgender women are women’ in a statement shared through LGBT+ suicide prevention charity The Trevor Project, while in January this year, Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint said: ‘I liken JK Rowling to an auntie. I don’t necessarily agree with everything my auntie says, but she’s still my auntie.
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