Celebrities Support Emma Watson’s #HeForShe Campaign After Nudes Leak Hoax
Despite a few bored people on the Internet threatening — then failing — to leak nudes of Emma Watson simply because she is a decent human being who supports female rights, many celebrities around the globe are banding together to support the actress’ HeForShe campaign with the United Nations.
Watson’s former co-stars Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman and Matthew Lewis have all praised Watson for her bravery in speaking out against gender inequality, while Harry Styles, Chris Colfer, and even Oscar winners like Matt Damon and Forest Whitaker have added their own contributions to the #HeForShe hashtag.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) September 25, 2014
— Logan Lerman (@LoganLerman) September 23, 2014
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) September 23, 2014
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) September 24, 2014
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) September 23, 2014
— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) September 20, 2014
— Peter Gallagher (@petergallagher) September 25, 2014
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 25, 2014
— emile hirsch (@EmileHirsch) September 24, 2014
— Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis) September 24, 2014
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) September 24, 2014
— Douglas Booth (@DouglasBooth) September 20, 2014
— Luke Pasqualino (@LucaPasqualino) September 24, 2014
Last Saturday, Watson delivered a speech at a U.N. event explaining that “feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights” and both sexes should work together to end gender inequality.
“I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive,” the 24-year-old said, explaining that feminism does not equate to “man-hating” as recent campaigns such as Women Against Feminism suggests. “
She continued, “I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men.”
the recent leaks of celebrity naked photos — began threatening to release Watson’s nudes in retaliation and set up a countdown to the release of the alleged stolen material. (Like, way to prove that there’s misogyny in the world by using it as a weapon to silence a female that’s speaking out against misogyny, bro.) Eventually, the whole turned out to be a hoax drummed up by a fake company.