'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Criticizes Emma Watson's 'First World Feminism'
Not everyone is supporting Emma Watson's HeForShe campaign.
Though the 24-year-old Harry Potter star's speech at the United Nations in September had plenty of stars like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles supporting her cause for gender equality, one actress not impressed is Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams.
"A lot of what Emma Watson spoke about, I just think, 'that doesn't bother me,'" the outspoken 17-year-old tellsthe Guardian in a new interview. "I know things aren’t perfect for women in the UK and in America, but there are women in the rest of the world who have it far worse."
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Calling out what she believes is "first-world feminism," she adds, "There are creepy things that people say online that I shouldn't have to read, but there are bigger things going on in other countries.”
Though it's worth noting that in September, Maisie did tweet her support for Emma, even using the #HeForShe hashtag.
@EmWatson thank you. #HeForShe— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) September 22, 2014
But one issue Maisie is passionate about is cyber bullying.
Inspired by her own experiences, Maisie is starring in a new drama called Cyber Bully, in which she plays a teenage girl who’s held prisoner in her bedroom by a computer hacker who threatens to leak compromising photographs unless she does exactly what he says.
"I think it hurts even more," she says about those who don't take cyber bullying as serious as other types of bullying. "Kids are killing themselves. It's very serious."
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In January, country star Hunter Hayes opened up to ET about his bullying past.