Daniel Radcliffe has disclosed his motivation for criticising transphobic remarks made by J. K. Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter series. 

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In June 2020, Daniel wrote an open letter for the uninitiated that was posted on The Trevor Project's website in opposition to J. K. Rowling's anti-trans tweets, which shocked the Potterverse. 

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"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 the subject."

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Daniel Radcliffe spoke strongly about how his open letter was written to the Harry Potter fans who felt betrayed by J. K. Rowling's transphobic remarks in an interview with IndieWire.

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"The reason I was felt very, very much as though I needed to say something when I did was because, particularly since finishing Potter, I've met so many queer and trans kids and young people who had a huge amount of identification with Potter on that. "

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He continued, "And so seeing them hurt on that day I was like, I wanted them to know that not everybody in the franchise felt that way. And that was really important." 

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It "was incredibly vital" for Daniel Radcliffe to speak out in support of the transgender community because he has been a vocal supporter of The Trevor Project since 2010  

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Radcliffe doesn't think he would've been able to "look" himself "in the mirror" if he had not said anything: "But it's not mine to guess what's going on in someone else's head." 

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Relationships end. Simple as that. Creating rumours and LYING on the internet is dangerous," he wrote in his social media post.   

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He also said, "The fact that thousands of people take time out of their day to write the most heinous things on someone they will never knows post is the most cowardly thing you can possibly do. Live your own life."  

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