Emma Watson Fights Against Sexual Harassment With Time's Up Tattoo At The Oscars After-Party
During the biggest and glitziest bash of the year, Emma Watson chose to highlight her commitment to Time's Up with ink.
Tatted For Time's Up
The Beauty and the Beast star showed off a brand-new Time's Up tattoo on her forearm at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party on Sunday, March 4.
While the 27-year-old actress looked stunning in a floor-length Ralph Lauren gown, it was her temporary ink that drew the most attention. The words to the wide-reaching Hollywood movement is written on her arm in clear cursive, showing that Watson is dedicated to her cause even in the middle of the industry celebrations during Oscar weekend.
Photos of Watson's eye-catching ink quickly made the rounds in social media, attracting both good and bad attention. Many praise the actress' commitment to Time's Up.
Others can't help noticing the grammatical error on her newly inked arm, pointing out that the phrase is missing an apostrophe. Indeed, Watson's tattoo says "Times Up" instead of "Time's Up." Twitter users poked fun at the Ivy League graduate with the blunder.
Even Watson joined in the fun by addressing the lack of apostrophe in a tweet of her own.
Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must. — Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018
Watson And Time's Up
Grammatical woes of her tattoo aside, Watson has been at the forefront of the Time's Up movement since its emergence in 2017. Recently, the actress even donated £1 million or $1.4 million to UK-based initiative Justice and Equality Fund to help combat sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination.
During the 2018 Golden Globes, Watson joined other celebrities in wearing black to stand in support of the movement. She also made a statement by bringing Marai Larasi to the prestigious awards show. Larasi is the executive director of UK-based organization Imkaan, which fights violence against women in the minorities.
She has also been a vocal promoter of Time's Up on social media, often posting about the movement and urging people to support the legal fund.
Just last February, Watson spoke up about new British film industry guidelines that aimed to prevent more incidents of sexual harassment and bullying. Created by organizations such as BAFTA, the British Film Institute, and Equity, the guidelines include a support line and a standard of having two people in every shoot that's assigned to deal with allegations.
"These principles are important because up until recently there were no guidelines, there was no protocol for someone that had been sexually harassed in the entertainment industry and I know this to be a fact because I've asked for principles, I've asked to see guidelines and no one could give them to me," she said in BBC News.