Jedward appeal to JK Rowling over accepting trans rights

Jedward appeal to JK Rowling over accepting trans rights

Jedward have sent a message to JK Rowling, telling the Harry Potter author that "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be".

J.K. Rowling has apparently created yet another horcrux - this time in the form of her new novel "Troubled Blood".

"I'm honestly relieved that JK Rowling has written a 900 page book about a transvestite killer, because it's such a hackneyed, overused, ridiculous trope that it perfectly demonstrates how out of touch with reality she is", wrote podcaster and novelist Cate Spice. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.

"She tweeted: "'People who menstruate'.

Robbie Coltrane, who played gamekeeper Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has suggested people are too easily offended and said he does not find Rowling's views offensive.

Critics have also noted that "Troubled Blood", the fifth novel in her Cormoran Strike detective series, is not the first book in the series with transphobic elements.

Pop twins Jedward have advised JK Rowling to try to understand what trans people are feeling, after her transphobia row was reignited. That's me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, 'Oh, get over yourself. "Someone help me out". I stand alongside the courageous women and men, gay, straight and trans, who're standing up for freedom of speech and thought, and for the rights and safety of some of the most vulnerable in our society: young gay kids, fragile teenagers, and women who're reliant on and wish to retain their single sex spaces. If sex isn't real, the lived reality of women globally is erased.

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When contacted by The Independent, Rowling's representatives declined to comment.

JK Rowling has come under fire for her comments on trans gender identity.

Watson, 30, followed suit by stating "trans people are who they say they are", as did Grint, 32, when he stated that "trans women are women". I think in some ways - I don't know, I don't know what it's like.

Redmayne, who stars in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, said in a statement: "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'm mentioning these things now not in an attempt to garner sympathy, but out of solidarity with the huge numbers of women who have histories like mine, who've been slurred as bigots for having concerns around single-sex spaces", Rowling wrote.

"I disagree with Jo's comments. Trans men are men". "They simply want to live their lives peacefully, and it's time to let them do so".

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