Emma Watson on Nude Photo Threats: ‘I Knew The Pictures Didn’t Exist’
Emma Watson is more determined to pursue her movement aimed towards gender equality after receiving threats for her “HeForShe” campaign. What was her reaction to her nude photo threats? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Emma Watson is known for her “He For She” movement, which aims to promote gender equality all over the world and in all aspects of life. The “Harry Potter” actress recently participated in a question and answer session, wherein she responded to criticisms directed towards her campaign.
The “Beauty and the Beast” actress recounted that she immediately received threats for taking her stand on promoting gender equality and talking about women’s rights.
“I was raging, it made me so angry, I was like, this is why I have to be doing this. If anything, if they were trying to put me off it, it did the opposite,” said Watson during the Q&A session held at Facebook’s headquarters in London, writes Mirror.
Watson recalled that she received threats, saying that her nude photos will be released online. The nude photo threats came in after the iCloud hack, which leaked nude photos of famous celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.
“I knew it was a hoax, I knew the pictures didn’t exist,” she says.
Watson recounts that the incident only made people realize that the issue that women face in their day-to-day lives is real. She added that even her brother was upset and realized how serious and urgent the matter is.
Watson said that the society tends to devalue women, especially in regards to those qualities that are associated with women. The actress added that even though women might feel “awkward to acknowledge there is a problem,” they must realize that they are “complicit”.
She also said that it’s not only men who should aim towards gender equality. She reminds women that it’s not enough to gain support from men, but it’s as equally important to support each other.
Emma Watson gave a powerful speech on feminism at the United Nations in Sept. 2014. Days after, a website titled, “Emma You Are Next” popped up and showed the “Harry Potter” star next to a countdown, threatening to release her alleged nude photos.
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