Eddie Redmayne condemns ‘disgusting blame’ directed at JK Rowling over transgender attitudes
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Eddie Redmayne condemns ‘disgusting blame’ directed at JK Rowling over transgender attitudes

Eddie Redmayne has said attacking JK Rowling over her comments on transgender issues is “absolutely disgusting”.

Redmanye, who plays the main role in the novel written by Rowling Fantastic Beasts films, stated that he did not agree with her position, but was concerned about the “venomous” vulgarity that had been directed at her, and addressed it in a “personal note” to the author.

He added that the insults hurled at trans people on social media are “equally disgusting.”

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We’re talking to the Daily Mail.Redmayne said he has “transgender friends and colleagues” whose “human rights are challenged and faced with discrimination every day all over the world.”

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He continued: “Similarly, there continues to be a terrible wave of abuse against trans people online and around the world that is devastating.”

Redmayne’s famous role Danish girl in 2015, a biography of the pioneering transgender artist Lili Elbe.

Earlier this year, Rowling came under attack on social media after she criticized an online article describing “people who menstruate.”

Redmayne in The Danish Girl (Source: universal/working title)Redmayne in The Danish Girl (Source: universal/working title)

Redmayne in The Danish Girl (Source: universal/working title)

The Harry Potter the writer noted that the word “women” was apparently missing, but then concerns were raised over the fact that people in transition can still menstruate.

In response to this reaction, she wrote a long essay in which she defended her right to discuss gender and sexuality issues as a survivor of sexual assault and harassment.

However, controversy returned when it was revealed that her new novel was one of hers Cormoran’s Strike the series, written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, included a reference to a male character who murders while disguised as a woman.

FILE - In this Wednesday, December 11, 2019, file photo, author and founder of the Lumos Foundation, JK Rowling, attends the premiere of the HBO documentary "Finding your way home" at 30 Hudson Yards in New York.  JK Rowling, the author of FILE - In this Wednesday, December 11, 2019, file photo, author and founder of the Lumos Foundation, JK Rowling, attends the premiere of the HBO documentary "Finding your way home" at 30 Hudson Yards in New York.  JK Rowling, the author of

In this Wednesday, December 11, 2019 photo, author and Lumos Foundation founder JK Rowling attends the premiere of HBO Documentary Films’ “Finding the Way Home” at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

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Over the weekend, a large group of actors and writers, including Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Griff Rhys Jones and Frances Barber, signed an open letter about Rowling published in The Sunday Times.

He opposed “hate speech” directed at Rowling “in the hope that if more people stand up to attacks on women online, we will at least make it less acceptable to engage in them or profit from them.”

“I am deeply grateful to all the signatories, not only on a personal level (though believe me, I am VERY grateful on that level), but because the signatories show solidarity with all women who are currently speaking out to defend their rights and face threats of violence, and even death in return,” Rowling said in her response on Twitter.

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