Journalist calls Emma Watson’s gender equality views ‘whining, leftie, PC crap’
Because there’s absolutely nothing more to her than being Hermione
A British journalist for The Sun has called Emma Watson’s HeForShe anniversary speech on sexual assault and gender equality “whining, leftie, PC crap”.
Rod Liddle, columnist for the paper said: “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.”
Emma’s inspiring speech in address to the UN in New York focused on how she believes now that we are closer to achieving gender equality, due to a shift in politics, such as the UK having a female Prime Minster.
She also passionately addressed the topic of campus sexual assault and called for reform of campus sexual violence polices, saying that “universities have the power to be a vital catalyst for change.”
But we apparently should have expected some crap about her cat, or whatever else.
Twitter has obviously blown up over the piece, with people rushing to defend Emma Watson. One user even called the piece “literally disgusting”.
im shook that Emma Watson has been referred to as Hermione Granger in the sun . she's a highly respectable, intellectual women not a wizard
— ? (@elholmesy) September 23, 2016
Very disgusted that The Sun allowed one of their journalists to write this misogynistic nonsense about Emma Watson. https://t.co/0Xn8rROuL8
— Andrew Hernandez (@andrewhe24) September 23, 2016
It’s a shame Emma’s too busy trying to change gender inequalities to give Rod Liddle a response.