Emma Watson Is Trolled For Her Twitter Tribute To Alan Rickman
Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the movie franchise, paid a Twitter tribute to co-star Alan Rickman who sadly died on Thursday.
But her tweet angered some Twitter trolls who thought she was using Alan’s death to push a ‘feminist agenda’.
Emma grew up on the Harry Potter set and starred alongside Alan who played potions’s master Severus Snape. In a Facebook post she remembered “the special man and actor” writing “I’ll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you.”
Not a lot to get angry about here, right? But it was a Twitter post Emma tweeted with a picture of Alan accompanied by quote from him, saying “There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage” that got some people hot under the collar.
Twitter user @inaquii, wrote: “Using someone’s death to advance your own agenda… why?”.
Another @Dekashoko said: “@EmWatson oh wow, you’re using someone’s death to push a completely unrelated agenda. this is so, so gross.”
The backlash seems particular odd in light of Alan’s own beliefs in gender equality. He told Entertainment Weekly last year: “I always think feminist just means common sense. Do I live in a world and certainly in a business that is incredibly unfair to women? Yes, I do.”
It wasn’t the only Twitter tribute Emma, a UN Ambassador and active feminist, paid to the great man, she posted several pictures and inspirational quotes on her feed.
Alan Rickman clearly had a profound effect on her life and we’re pretty sure Snape would have approved of her tributes.