Rather than direct any attention toward Rowling's Twitter meltdown or essay, the actor known for playing Hermione Granger instead just used her platform to double down on support for the trans community:
Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren't who they say they are.— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020
I want my trans followers to know that I and so many other people around the world see you, respect you and love you for who you are.— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020
Happy #PRIDE2020 Sending love x— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020
Watson's comments follow the denouncement of Rowling's stance by Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. In addition to Radcliffe's position that "trans women are women," another Harry Potter actor, Evanna Lynch, has also spoken out against the author's harmful views. Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne also joined the conversation, fervently disagreeing with Rowling.