The Harry Potter actress appeared to have savagely dig in the direction of best-selling author JK Rowling during her speech at the 2022 BAFTA Awards at the Royal Albert Hall
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Emma Watson appeared to ‘throw shade’ at Harry Potter author JK Rowling at the 2022 BAFTA Awards.
The 31-year-old actress, who famously plays Hermione Grainger in the adaptation of Rowling’s best-selling books, took to the stage to present the Best British Film award at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday.
After being introduced by host Rebel Wilson, Emma seems to have done a savage dig into the best-selling author following her controversial comments about transgender women.
When Rebel, 42, welcomed Emma onto the stage, the Australian actress quipped: “Here to present the next award is Emma Watson. She calls herself a feminist, but all of them. We all know she’s a witch.”
Emma replied, “I’m here for ALL witches.”
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Following her powerful statement, eagle-eyed BAFTA viewers flocked to Twitter to discuss Emma’s comments – and whether to point to Rowling’s controversial stance or not. are not.
“Ooooooh Emma Watson throws a lot of shade at JK Rowling! This is the movie I need tonight,” quipped BAFTA viewers.
“Love the Emma Watson vibes tonight. Hit JK Rowling in the pain,” another wrote.
“Woah! Emma just got in with JK Rowling,” another insisted.
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Meanwhile, a fourth joked: “JK Rowling is somewhere shaken by that comment from Emma. What a classy lady.”
It comes as author Rowling, 56, has been widely criticized for her controversial comments about the transgender community.
The film begins when Rowling openly shares her opposition to certain transgender terms.
In June 2020, Rowling took to Twitter to share with her 14 million followers that she took issue with the term ‘menstruating’ being used instead of ‘women.’
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“I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me. Shame? Are you crazy? Damn it?” Rowling tweeted.
Her posts have been branded ‘transphobic’ by angry fans, and JK hit back at her critics when she asserted, “Don’t hate telling the truth.”
After doubly emphasizing her statement, Rowling added that she respects ‘the right of every transgender person to live in any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them.’
As the fury continued, the author later shared an essay discussing her thoughts on biosexuality.
Rowling said her problems stemmed from being an abuse survivor, which made her concerned about the single sex space.
“I mention these now not to garner sympathy, but out of solidarity with the large number of women of my past who have been derided as trying to because of concerns around single-gender spaces,” she wrote.
Months later, the debate resurfaced when it was revealed that the villain in Rowling’s latest book The Troubled Blood, was a male serial killer who wore a woman’s coat and wig. women when killing his victims.
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Rowling, who released the crime fiction novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, was again criticized for accusations of agoraphobia.
Among the controversial ones are some of Harry Potter’s biggest stars.
The leading trio Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson all voiced opposition to Rowling’s views as well as Fantastic Beats star Eddie Redmayne.
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