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Actor-Comedian Eddie Izzard Defends J.K. Rowling: I Don’t Think She Is Transphobic

by A.P.

Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard, who identifies as “gender fluid,” leapt to famed author J.K. Rowling’s defense amid the ongoing debate over gender identity and its impact on women, concluding that the Harry Potter author is not “transphobic.”

“I don’t think J.K. Rowling is transphobic. I think we need to look at the things she has written about in her blog,” the British comedian said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, urging people “look at the things she has written about in her blog.”

“Women have been through such hell over history. Trans people have been invisible, too,” Izzard, who has been described as having both “boy and girl mode,” Izzard continued. “I hate the idea we are fighting between ourselves, but it’s not going to be sorted with the wave of a wand. I don’t have all the answers. If people disagree with me, fine – but why are we going through hell on this?”

Last month, the actor announced the beginning of a “transition period,” moving into “girl mode from now on,” Izzard preferred being identified by the pronouns “she” and “her.”
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