Let me just get this out of the way right now: Emma Watson is one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. Her acting is flat, she only has two facial expressions, and all of the characters she plays are exactly the same! She just plays herself in varying degrees of snootiness. Every time I see a promo for Beauty and the Beast (which is my favorite animated Disney movie), I want to throw something because her Belle is just so… shallow and vapid. And don’t even get me STARTED on her singing. Yeah, she can sing (after a fashion) – but her performance has no heart behind it. She’s just singing mechanically, no feeling or emotion in it.
It’s like she’s just there to wear a fancy dress and collect a paycheck. Which is sad, because the other actors in the movie look like they’re enjoying their roles (the only thing that might entice me to see this movie in theaters is Luke Evans as Gaston. THAT guy cracks me up).
Really, the only reason Emma Watson is A Thing is because all the good little social justice cultists revere her for playing a Mary-Sue version of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. I swear, the writers and directors of those films constantly forgot who the actual main character of that story was. At the end, I was like “Why don’t you just rename the movies entirely? Clearly, that’s what you all want to do!” (Trust me, I could go on a veritable RANT about movie-Hermione, but I will refrain.)
So when Emma Watson is having a “Bad Feminist” day, I actually find a twisted sort of glee in her misfortune.
According to this, poor, picked-on Emma told the UK edition of Elle magazine that she heard people criticize her involvement in that idiotic #HeForShe feminist UN campaign (speaking of something completely useless), she actually had a mental breakdown and couldn’t get out of bed. And this wasn’t people like me who think progressive feminism is a waste of time – these were feminists who Emma thought was on her side. They called her such terrible things as a “First World Feminist” and went after her “white privilege.”
Oh yes, that would make me want to hide in my room and never come out. Totally –
“It’s difficult to hear criticism from people you consider your peers and who you believe are on the same side”.
“There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress…but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that’s a completely different ball game.”
“There were a couple of days when I just didn’t want to come out from under the duvet.
“At first I wasn’t sure if I should allow myself to be upset by it, but then I realised I needed to give myself 24 hours to sulk, and then move forward.”
Way to show what a “strong, independent woman” you are, lady. Sulking in your room because someone said you had “white privilege.”
Dear Emma –
Lady, you get paid millions of dollars to make the same stupid face in all your stupid movies because a bunch of asocial idiots on Tumblr love you for playing an awkward girl in Harry Potter (who then punched a kid for some reason). Excuse me if I don’t give a crap about your white privilege guilt trip.