Eddie Redmayne Defended J.K. Rowling Against “Online Vitriol”

September 29, 2020 / Posted by:

2020 J.K. Rowling recap: she’s addicted to writing transphobic tweets and “essays”, she doesn’t support cancel culture (surprise), she released a TERFy book about a cross-dressing serial killer under a pseudonym, and well, people who support trans lives are pretty much done with her ass. Even the Chosen One himself.

Back in June, Eddie Redmayne, who’s still working with J.K. on the¬†Fantastic Beasts films, publicly stated that he disagreed with her comments, saying, “trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid”. But now, the actor, who portrayed trans woman Lily Elbe in 2015’s The Danish Girl, told The Daily Mail that he thinks the backlash J.K. received is “absolutely disgusting”. The “online vitriol” aimed against the author actually prompted him to send her a personal letter. Um, what did it say, “I’m sorry not everyone loves TERF billionaires”?

After saying that the comments against J.K have been “absolutely disgusting,” he tried to cover his ass by saying that transphobia is “equally disgusting.” via The Daily Mail:

Though he disagreed with Rowling’s comments on the issue, he was alarmed by the ‘vitriol’ hurled at her on social media, which he termed ‘absolutely disgusting’, and which prompted him to write her a private note.

However, Redmayne felt that the insults to trans people on social media is ‘equally disgusting’.

He said: ‘Similarly, there continues to be a hideous torrent of abuse towards trans people online and out in the world that is devastating.’

Well, wouldn’t ya know it, Eddie’s comments regarding J.K.’s online backlash have resulted in his very own online backlash!

Welp, Eddie, maybe it’s time to send another letter to J.K. Rowling: “Dear Jo, The Internet hates me too now! Got any tips? Sincerely, A Cisgendered Actor Who Still Wants His Harry Potter Paychecks”

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