Miss Watson, 30, who found fame as Hermione Granger, and Miss Wright, 29, who played Ginny Weasley, both chose to intervene in the row that has seen JK Rowling (pictured together in 2002) accused of transphobia, with both declaring their ‘love’ for trans women. Critics have slammed the timing of their social media posts hours after the author spoke about escaping her ‘violent marriage’ to Portuguese TV journalist Jorge Arantes and also revealed she was seriously sexually assaulted as a young woman. One supporter said in a tweet aimed at Miss Watson: ‘I’ve never seen someone bite the hand that fed them so callously. She just disclosed her sexual assault and this is your response. Your ‘feminism’ is back to front It’s a joke’. Others replying to Miss Wright said: ‘You clearly haven’t read JK’s essay’ while another said: ‘You would have been nothing without her. Shame on you’. The Harry Potter stars weighed in just four hours after JK Rowling’s essay was published. Emma Watson chose to weigh in on Twitter, telling her 29.1million Twitter followers: ‘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.’ Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in four of the Harry Potter films, tweeted from Los Angeles last night: ‘If Harry Potter was a source of love and belonging for you, that love is infinite and there to take without judgment or question. Transwomen are Women. I see and love you, Bonnie x’.
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SOURCE: Mail Online