Eddie Redmayne isn't afraid to speak his mind!
Back in October, Australian writer Germaine Greer made headlines when she accused Caitlyn Jenner of undergoing a gender transition in order to be more famous than the Kardashian family.
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The 76-year-old said :
"It seems to me that was was going on there was that he/she wanted the limelight that the other, female, members of the family were enjoying and has conquered it, just like that."
In the January issue of British GQ, Redmayne — who plays transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl – distanced himself from this controversial view.
The 34-year-old actor said:
"I completely disagree with what she has to say about Caitlyn in relation to why she is making her show."
However, that isn't to say the UK hunk doesn't respect Greer's work.
"Of course, Germaine Greer is a woman with extraordinary strength and conviction, but I disagree."
"It's a shame to see an instance of feminism and trans issues diminishing each other. But also, it's quite important that this is a singular instance, and most feminists ally with the transgender. But specifically, I just disagree with her."
Eddie has Caitlyn's back!
[Image via Tom Munro/GQ.]
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