During a HeForShe talk with Radio 1’s Greg James at Facebook’s London office on Sunday, Emma Watson confessed that she sort of turned into the fancy British version of The Hulk after a bunch of shady hackers threatened to leak nude pics of her back in September. It all started shortly after Emma kicked off the HeForShe campaign with a speech at the UN about gender equality, when website called “Emma You Are Next” showed up on the internet with a clock counting down the minutes to the release of a bunch of stolen nipple pics, The Fappening-style. According to Emma, there were no nipple pics to steal, but that didn’t prevent her from getting PTFO (pissed the fuck off):
“I knew it was a hoax, I knew the pictures didn’t exist, but I think a lot of people that were close to me knew gender equality was an issue but didn’t think it was that urgent, that it was a thing of the past. This is a real thing that’s happening now, women are receiving threats. I was raging, it made me so angry, I was like, this is why I have to be doing this. If anything, if they were trying to put me off it, it did the opposite.”
I’m now starting to think we should retire the whole ‘chicken vs. egg’ debate and change it to “Which came first, Emma Watson or Hermione”, because that is literally exactly what I imagine that bad bitch Hermione would say if some asshole hacker at Hogwarts (cough Draco Malfoy cough) threatened to release pics of her wearing nothing but a patronus. Just 100-proof oh hell no.
Here’s more of
Hermione Emma at the HeForShe Facebook talk yesterday: