Katie Leung Responds After J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Controversy
June 2020

Katie Leung Responds After J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Controversy

Rowling sparked outrage online after she reacted to an article titled, 'Opinion: Creating a more equal post- COVID-19 world for people who menstruate.' The 54-year-old writer defended her comments on the social media platform after being hit with criticism. She also insisted she loves the trans community. J.K. Rowling, via Twitter Rowling also shared that she's researched the issue over the "last three years." Leung, who starred as Cho Chang in the 'Harry Potter' movies, was thrown into the mix after fans claimed Rowling lazily named the only Asian character in the series. Leung proceeded to post four links to support black trans people and ended the thread with #AsiansForBlackLives.