Did Emma Watson Really Use Alan Rickman’s Death To Promote Feminism?
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As millions of movie aficionados were mourning the death of Alan Rickman, the star of films such as Die Hard and Harry Potter, fellow actors and fans turned to social media to express their emotions and pay their tribute to one of Britain’s best actors. Emma Watson was, expectedly, one of them.
To say farewell to her Harry Potter co-star, Watson posted a number of Rickman’s quotes, one of them included his point of view on feminism. Here’s what she shared on her Twitter page, along with numerous other quotes:
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 14, 2016
Since we all know that the Internet is a harsh world, Watson was accused of using his name to promote her own ‘feminist agenda’ just minutes after the image was posted. It seems that all her good work as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador has been forgotten, as accusations poured in by the minute.
Here are some of the reactions to her tweet:
Using someone’s death to advance your own agenda… why? https://t.co/7Dpvk76s1j
— Iñaqui (@inaquii) January 14, 2016
@EmWatson don’t make us hate him. Also, nice using your dead friend your your agenda.
— Gabriel A. (@thanatoskepsi) January 14, 2016
I love you Emma Watson but don’t use his death to push your feminist agenda. No better than democratic politicians https://t.co/mqSQgkDDCx
— Taylor Sanders (@tayman47) January 14, 2016
Emma, you are a repugnant human being using his death to push your agenda. Go fuck yourself, twat. https://t.co/FDSXXoSb4Y
— Craig Ray (@caustinray72) January 14, 2016
So @EmWatson using Alan Rickman’s death to further her agenda. Why not surprised? Fucking classless bitch.
— UmarJawed (@MUJawed) January 14, 2016