Emma Watson has been attacked for ‘exploiting’ the death of Alan Rickman. The actress, who starred alongside Alan in the Harry Potter films, has been accused of pushing her own ‘feminist agenda’ after paying tribute.
Following news of Alan’s death, Emma commemorated him with an image on Twitter that featured Rickman’s face overlaid with a quote that expressed his strongly-held feminist beliefs.
Rickman’s statement read: “There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage.” Twitter trolls quickly latched on to her tribute and began attacking the actress, who played Hermione Granger opposite Rickman’s Severus Snape. One post called Watson’s tribute, ‘tacky, classless, tactless, disgusting behaviour’.
Another user wrote: ‘He’s not even cold and you’re using him to fuel the feminist agenda bandwagon? Not impressed.” Watson has been a long-time target for the anti-feminist community, with attacks ramping up after she became a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women.