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Trans charity Mermaids praise Emma Watson for ‘showing solidarity and love’ at Baftas

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Baftas speech has inspired a charity T-shirt to be made to support trans children, following her apparent shade towards JK Rowling and her comments about transgender women.

The actress, 31, who is known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appeared to throw shade at the franchise’s creator, JK, 56, when she took to the stage to present an award.

Host Rebel Wilson, 42, introduced Emma to the stage, telling the crowd: ‘Here to present the next award is Emma Watson. She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch. ’Emma then addressed the audience with a cheeky smile, adding: ‘I’m here for all of the witches by the way. ’Her comment is thought to be in response to JK’s repeated problematic comments about transgender women, including hitting back at Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer for saying that ‘trans women are women’.

Emma’s veiled dig at JK’s past comments was one of the biggest talking points of the night, with hundreds of fans taking to Twitter to praise her for being a vocal ally for the trans community.

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