Emma Watson’s controversies over time that you need to know

Emma Watson was born in Paris and got her big break as a child. She was offered the role of Hermione in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. She worked in the Harry Potter franchise of eight films. Later, she enjoyed success in the modelling career. She worked in films like My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Beauty and the Beast and Little Women. She is a certified yoga and meditation instructor and is a fitness freak. She made a record in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ as the ‘Highest Grossing Actress of the Decade’, in 2009. She was just 19 at that time. She helped to launch the campaign HeForShe which calls for gender equality.

Emma has been associated with several controversies. Some of them are as follows:

  • Emma Watson posed in a cut-out crochet open top and white lace skirt and was later criticized for the same. Some people called her ‘hypocrite not feminist’. To respond to this controversy, she said, “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women. It’s about freedom, its about liberation. It’s about equality.” She added that her dressing sense has nothing to do with feminism.
  • There were several rumours about Emma Watson dating Daniel Radcliffe. They did share an on-screen relationship but not a romantic one. When they were asked about these rumours, Daniel said that rumours like these disgusted him. It is not really clear whether they dated each other or not but they were each other’s crushes before.
  • Emma Watson once said, “I remember on my 18th birthday I came out of my
    birthday party and photographers lay down on the pavement and took photographs up my skirt. The pictures were then published on the front of the British tabloids the next morning. If they had published the photographs 24 hours earlier they would have been illegal, but because I had just turned 18 they were legal.”
  •  Emma Watson was dealing with anxiety issues when she couldn’t have a baby and couldn’t acquire a husband. She called this “a bloody influx of subliminal messaging.” It was a tough time for her but she later claimed that was ‘happy and more ease with her single self’.
  • Emma once admitted that she was subsumed by the mania of celebrity and “anxiety and vertigo-inducing disconnect that money, fame and adulation have given her. This has often made me a target for cruelty, rather than sympathy.” She added that most of the time, she let other people be the judge.