This article about Emma Watson has angered a lot of people 6 years ago

This article about Emma Watson has angered a lot of people


Emma Watson is and always will be very well-known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.


However, she has since gone on to prove herself in other acting roles, and outside of the film industry.

She is also admired by many for her activism, in feminism and education.

In 2014, Emma became a Global Ambassador for the United Nations. Since then she has dedicated her time to the United Nations's HeForShe campaign, focused on gender equality.

She recently made a speech at the "Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World" for which she was praised.


However, one journalist from the Sun, who I can only assume is the male version of Katie Hopkins, was impressed by her speech.

The column says:


“Hermione Granger has been addressing the United Nations General Assembly”. Nope, not kidding.

“The actress Emma Watson… is a UN ‘Goodwill Ambassador’. What’s that, when it’s at home? I haven’t a clue.

“Anyway, instead of telling them all the rules of quidditch or how to turn someone into a frog, she bored them all rigid with whining, leftie, PC crap.

“Just like all actresses do if people are stupid enough to give them the chance. Why do we indulge these luvvie slebs, most of whom know nowt?

“I don’t object to them having views and expressing them. I just don’t understand why we take them seriously. I suppose they got Emma in because Angelina Jolie is a bit tied up with other stuff at the moment.”

Where do we even begin do point out the flaws with this one?

First of all incredibly disrespectful to refer to her as her previous character as if to dismiss her as a real person.

Implying that quidditch is more important or interesting that global equality is more than obscene.


Asking why anyone would listen to an actress implies that women who act cannot also be intelligent, well-educated and well-informed. All of which Emma certainly is.

People we understandably upset by the ridiculous column.


If any good can come of this, it's that it will give more publicity to Emma's incredible speech, which you can watch below.