Emma Watson Accused of Using Friend’s Death to Promote Own “Gross” Agenda

By  | 

Like many of her fellow celebrities, Emma Watson stands tall against sexist interview questions. The 25-year-old is a feminist and proud of it. So when Harry Potter star Alan Rickman (Professor Severus Snape), her co-star for a decade, unexpectedly passed away yesterday, she posted one of the late 69-year-old actor’s quotes about being a feminist himself:

Unfortunately, what should’ve been revered by the public was actually taken as a sign of disrespect:

While the young woman who brought Hermione Granger to life on the big screen eight times is a known supporter of the HeForShe campaign, as well as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, to say she’s taking her friend’s death and using it to promote her own political agenda is outrageous. First off, this wasn’t the only quote of Alan’s that she published:

Secondly, WHAT AGENDA?? To say that Alan Rickman was a feminist is pure fact; one that he proudly stated, and one that he surely would be happy for people to know after his passing. World, get your act together.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Emma Watson

You can reach this post’s author, Kaitlin Cubria, on Twitter and Instagram!

All the Big-Deal Roles Almost Filled by Emma Watson