After enduring days of relentless abuse on social media for endorsing trans rights, Emma Watson attends Paris Fashion Week, sat front row beside Hunter Schafer and Rina Sawayama.
Last week, TERFs and some JK Rowling subscribers had Harry Potter actress Emma Watson trending several times on Twitter for lending her support to the trans community and after reportedly saying she would only be involved in future Harry Potter projects if JK Rowling was not.
The majority of main Harry Potter cast members have distanced themselves from Rowling in recent years following accusations of transphobia and ‘repeated attacks’ on the trans community via her Twitter – which has been used, in recent years, near exclusively to share anti-trans sentiments.
While all the main HP actors have showcased a seemingly united front in opposition of the author, Watson specifically was highlighted after an old interview went viral showing her supporting trans people.
While Rowling was NOT mentioned in the video, Watson replied to the question, “Do you feel comfortable with me using female toilets?”, with “Oh my god, of course”.
🙏 Emma Watson 💜
People who have a problem with trans people usually don’t know any trans people.pic.twitter.com/i1F1VaLrlI
— Matthew Hodson (@Matthew_Hodson) April 9, 2022
Also, at the BAFTA Awards in March, while answering a jovial question from host Rebel Wilson, Watson replied ‘I’m here for ALL the witches’ – which many saw as a reference to her support for trans inclusion.
Following several Watson-related talking points being brought into public consciousness within a small window of time, some Rowling subscribers and TERFs (trans exclusionary radical feminists) began to ‘attack’ Emma Watson, hailing her ‘misogynistic’ and ‘ungrateful’, among some other (not very feminist) things.
Emma Watson does not owe JK Rowling anything. If you don’t agree with someone, you’re not obligated to associate yourself with them. Take a Break, Helen. It’s none of your business. https://t.co/VqquoMKPUo
— Arin Clarke 🏳️🌈 #FBPE #ToriesOutNow (@toriesoutnow567) June 25, 2022
Just stumbled across the TERFs more angry at Emma Watson than Roe v Wade. I never realised just HOW misogynist the word “brat” was until used by these monsters. She’s not actually Hermione you do realise right
— Bobbi QELD (@bobby_qeld) June 25, 2022
Imagine calling Emma Watson a misogynist. Back off terfs no one cares about your bigotted opinions. As a lifelong HP fan, JKR can suck my non-existant DCK.
— 🃏🌎ᴮᴱBoraWHORE⁷🌍🃏ᴾᴿᴼᴼᶠ❖㋡ #JackintheBox (@BoraWH0RE) June 25, 2022
Watson, 32, was relentlessly trolled and called names on the platform over several days, simply for standing firm in her belief, as a feminist, that trans rights and women’s rights are not in conflict nor are they mutually exclusive. They are all human rights.
This week, as much of the talk online has turned to abortion rights, a topic which many say Rowling and some similar (in terms of politics) radical feminists have been eerily quiet over, the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade is at the forefront of everyone’s mind but, again, it is being used to incite more division with regard to trans rights.
Both Bette Midler and Macy Gray made controversial public statements, which many labelled ‘anti-trans’. while commenting on the matter, with the latter prompting Rowling say she will ‘buy her back catalogue’, presumably as a thank you for endorsing the notion that trans rights conflict with women’s rights.
Meanwhile Watson, who was trolled for nearly two solid weeks on social media simply for aligning herself with trans equality activists, last night (July 4) attended the Schiaparelli show during Paris Fashion Week.
The show was also attended by stars like Rita Ora, Anitta, Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Michelle Yeoh, and Russian Doll‘s Natasha Lyonne,
Also in attendance, pansexual popstar Rina Sawayama and trans Euphoria star Hunter Schafer, both of whom sat front row with Watson for the show.
hunter schafer with emma watson. pic.twitter.com/G5BLrmxt9K
— hunter schafer gallery. (@schaferfiles) July 4, 2022
emma watson and hunter schafer in one room together. i died a little. pic.twitter.com/PAUQLsGga4
— casey (@manacledramione) July 4, 2022
JK Rowling criticises Tory MP Danny Kruger for anti-abortion comments.
For some reason however, she neglects to mention that Kruger is openly part of the pseudo-feminist “Gender Critical” anti-trans hate movement that Rowling herself has long been associated with.#JKRvsLGBTQ pic.twitter.com/sJ0eImfkDe
— Bad Writing Takes 🖊️🏳️🌈 (@BadWritingTakes) July 4, 2022
JK Rowling RTing a letter claiming humans have existed for 500 million years (which is roughly when the first ever fish evolved), written by an anti-abortion, anti-gay campaigner is so representative of her ignorance and transphobia lol
— Katy Montgomerie 🦗 (@KatyMontgomerie) June 28, 2022
JK Rowling has no real interest in commenting on abortion and reproductive rights because she can’t shoehorn the blame onto trans women.
If she could, there would have been a thread within minutes of the supreme court decision.
…and a mention of ‘death threats’…
— Joss Prior 🌈Non-Menstrual Witch🌈 (@joss_prior) July 1, 2022