Rowling has faced criticism for her remarks on trans women. (Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Eddie Redmayne condemns ‘disgusting vitriol’ aimed at J.K. Rowling over transgender stance

He added that the insults hurled at transgender people on social media are “equally disgusting.”

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Redmayne said that he has “trans friends and colleagues” who are “having their human rights challenged around the world and facing discrimination on a daily basis.”” data-reactid=”35″>Speaking to the Daily Mail, Redmayne said that he has “trans friends and colleagues” who are “having their human rights challenged around the world and facing discrimination on a daily basis.”

He went on: “Similarly, there continues to be a hideous torrent of abuse towards trans people online and out in the world that is devastating.”

Following the backlash, she penned a long essay defending her right to discuss issues of gender and sexuality as a survivor of sexual assault and abuse.

Rowling has caused controversy with her remarks about the transgender community. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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an open letter in support of Rowling published in the Sunday Times.” data-reactid=”90″>Over the weekend, a large group of actors and writers, including the likes of authors Ian McEwan and Lionel Shriver and actors Griff Rhys Jones and Frances Barber, signed an open letter in support of Rowling published in the Sunday Times.

It objected to the “hate speech” directed at Rowling “in the hope that, if more people stand up against the targeting of women online, we might at least make it less acceptable to engage in it or profit from it.”

on Twitter.” data-reactid=”92″>“I’m profoundly grateful to all the signatories, not only on a personal level, (though believe me, I’m EXTREMELY grateful on that level), but because the signatories are showing solidarity with all the women who’re currently speaking up for their own rights and facing threats of violence and even death in return,” Rowling said in her response on Twitter.