J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beastsstar Eddie Redmayne calls out ‘vitriolagainst author: ‘Disgusting

J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' star Eddie Redmayne calls out 'vitriol' against author: 'Disgusting'

Eddie Redmayne is coming to J.K. Rowling‘s defense just months after denouncing her comments on the transgender community.

Il “Harry Potter” scribe, 55, caught heat in June after making comments on Twitter that were deemed anti-trans in reference to an article referencingpeople who menstruate.

I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” she said online.

Da allora, a number of stars associated with the author-turned-screenwriter have spoken out in opposition to Rowling’s comments, including Redmayne, star of herFantastic Beasts” franchising, who voiced support for the transgender community in a statement to Variety.

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J.K. Rowling (sinistra) has been defended by Eddie Redmayne after receiving backlash he called 'absolutely disgusting' for her comments on transgender identity and biological sex. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

J.K. Rowling (sinistra) has been defended by Eddie Redmayne after receiving backlash he called ‘absolutely disgustingfor her comments on transgender identity and biological sex. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative, and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself," Egli ha detto. “This is an ongoing process. As someone who has worked with both J.K. Rowling and members of the trans community, I wanted to make it absolutely clear where I stand. I disagree with Jo’s comments.

The 38-year-old Oscar winner insisted that suchidentities are valid,” and stated that people within the transgender community areare tired of this constant questioning of their identities, which all too often results in violence and abuse.

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Adesso, Redmayne is sticking his neck out for the author.

Speaking to the Mail giornaliera, the actor condemned thevitriolaimed at her in recent months, calling the backlashabsolutely disgusting.

tuttavia, Redmayne maintained that the way transgender people are treated on social media isequally disgusting.

“Allo stesso modo, there continues to be a hideous torrent of abuse towards trans people online and out in the world that is devastating,” Egli ha detto.

He also revealed that he’s sent a note to Rowling amid the backlash, though the contents were not shared.

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Redmayne is currently filming the third film in theFantastic Beasts” franchising, a spin-off of “Harry Potter” with a script co-written by Rowling. The franchise has drawn further controversy by its continued casting of Johnny Depp, who has been accused of beating his ex-wife Amber Heard.

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