Rupert Grint joins JK Rowling transgender row
Grint starred in the eight Harry Potter films that inspired Rowling's novels
Rupert Grint is the latest Harry Potter actor to comment on the recent comments by author JK Rowling on transgender issues.
In a statement, the actor - Ron Weasley in the Potter films - said "I'm stuck with the trans community".
"Trans women are women. Trans women are men. We should all have the right to live with love and without judgment."
According to Rowling's comments, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson also spoke in favor of trans people.
So did Eddie Redmayne, star of the Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its sequel.
The 31-year-old Grint told The Times: "I am committed to the trans community and I agree with the feelings of many of my colleagues."
Eddie Redmayne criticizes JK Rowling trans-tweets
Harry Potter creator Rowling has been criticized for posting tweets questioning the phrase "people who menstruate".
On Wednesday, she said she spoke partly about transgender problems based on her experience of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Friday edition of the Sun newspaper quotes Jorge Arantes, Rowling's first husband, saying that it was "not sorry" to have beaten her.
Domestic abuse charities have criticized the paper for the article. One said it "decided to amplify a perpetrator's voice".
In a blog post this week, Rowling wrote extensively about her concerns about same-sex spaces and "erasing the concept of sex."
A school in West Sussex has dropped plans to name a house after Rowling, saying it "does not want to be associated with its views."
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