Legendary actor Lynda Carter stood up for transgender people and explained the importance of affirming people’s identities on social media today.
Her positive words come just after J.K. Rowling tweeted about trans women being rapists, leading many of Wonder Woman’s fans to conclude that she was subtweeting the über-wealthy Harry Potter author.
Related: Jonathan Van Ness slams JK Rowling’s whine about trans women’s genitalia
“You don’t have to be trans to understand the importance of respecting trans people and affirming their identities,” Carter tweeted.
“Life is just too short. I can’t imagine how it makes any sense to use one’s fame and resources to put others down.”
It's always nice when your childhood hero is still a hero.
— AuntiKrist (@KristAunti) December 14, 2021
As a trans and a fan THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/SnwNxfoTgi
— Proud Coco Puff (@KyTransgender) December 14, 2021
Thank you, so much. As a child who loved you as Wonder Woman and grew up listening to your first album, thank you. You showed me the kind of woman I wanted to be once I transitioned: kind, loving and compassionate.
— Allie In Wonderland (@AlleyKatMarie) December 14, 2021
I would love to play twenty questions with Rowling while she was tied up with Wonder Woman's magic laso.
— 🏳️🌈 epiCurious ☮ (@liam081963) December 14, 2021
So glad to know that Wonder Woman will never disappoint me. 💙💙💙
— 🇺🇸🏳️🌈Meidas_T'Sharra🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@TSharraRahl) December 14, 2021
If I were in Rowling’s position I’d just be normally promoting the upcoming movie and stuff. It’s wild that she’s going full Lineham.
— GiveThonks (@GThonks) December 14, 2021
You are a real Wonder Woman pic.twitter.com/Up79u1CkoL
— Laith (@Laith_DC_Heroes) December 14, 2021
Thank you for punching UP @RealLyndaCarter, not down! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hwNhOr5QVj
— The Winter Were Wolf ❄️🐺🎄 (@Wonder_Jon76) December 14, 2021
— Liz Lilly X⌬X⌬ (@GuildingLilly) December 14, 2021
Thank you so much 💞 you have no idea what this mean for me and probably many of my siblings 💙💖🤍💖💙
You are sooo so amazing 🥰
— NJ the DOOM BNUUY! 🐰 (@DOOM_ENBY) December 14, 2021
It’s lifesaving to respect our identities and our pronouns. Deny our existence and our very lives come under attack.
— (((🕸haunted m🦇👻))) (@KuzyBeCackling) December 14, 2021