The Harry Potter film studio Warner Bros has issued a statement in response to the controversy surrounding JK Rowling ’s anti-trans comments.
Reacting to the JK Rowling’s claims that women should only be defined by their biological sex and not their gender identity, Warner Bros recognised their “responsibility to foster empathy and advocate understanding of all communities and all people”.
In a statement to Variety, the company said: “The events in the last several weeks have firmed our resolve as a company to confront difficult societal issues
“Warner Bros’ position on inclusiveness is well established, and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture has never been more important to our company and to our audiences around the world. We deeply value the work of our storytellers like JK Rowling who give so much of themselves in sharing their creations with us all.
“We recognise our responsibility to foster empathy and advocate understanding of all communities and all people, particularly those we work with and those we reach through our content.”
The statement comes after GLAAD’s Anthony Ramos demanded more from those who worked with JK Rowling, telling Variety: “Studios, networks, and brands affiliated with JK Rowling owe it to their transgender employees and consumers to speak out against her inaccurate and hurtful comments.”