October 18, 2018 at 11:35 am PST | by Mariah Cooper
Emma Watson praised and bashed for supporting trans rights

Emma Watson (Photo via Instagram)

Emma Watson publicly supported trans rights with a photo that has people both praising and slamming the actress.

Watson, 28, posted a photo of herself on Instagram and Twitter wearing a white T-shirt with the words “Trans Rights are Human Rights.” She also tagged LGBT and transgender advocacy groups in her posts.

This week campaigners in the U.K. are urging the government to revise its Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA). The act allows people with gender dysphoria to legally change their gender. Advocacy groups such as Stonewall want the act to include nonbinary identities and allow individuals to change their legal gender without medical approval.

Watson has been an outspoken feminist and many praised her for including intersectional feminism.

Watson also received backlash from others who had a problem with the “Beauty and the Beast” star being a trans ally.

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