Emma Watson Seemingly Shades J.K. Rowling While Telling BAFTA Crowd She’s “Here for All of the Witches”

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Some viewers think Emma Watson used her moment in the spotlight at the 2022 BAFTAs to subtly address J.K. Rowling.
 
Over the past few years, the Harry Potter author has come under fire for her controversial comments about the transgender community and gender identity. One of the latest tweets, which referred to a legislative bill on International Women’s Day as “We Who Must Not Be Named Day,” sparked backlash earlier this month. And after Emma graced the stage at the BAFTAs on March 13, a few online users couldn’t help but assume that a few of her words were directed at J.K. herself.
 
During the awards ceremony, comedian Rebel Wilson introduced the Harry Potter actress, who was presenting an award, by saying that Emma “calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch.” And as Emma took the podium, she emphasized, “I’m here for all the witches.”
 
Immediately after the on-camera moment, a few Twitter users praised Emma for her choice of words, with one person tweeting, “I love the shade Emma Watson just threw at JK Rowling at the BAFTAs.” Another echoed the same sentiment, simply writing that “Emma Watson is a queen for this.”

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