Twitter Accuses Emma Watson of Using Alan Rickman’s Death to Push Feminism

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Actress and gender activist Emma Watson is being accused of exploiting the death of her former Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman to further her feminist agenda.

After the legendary actor died this week following a battle with cancer, Watson was among the many Harry Potter co-stars who took to social media to pay tribute.

The starlet initially wrote on her Facebook page, “I’m very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor.”

However, moments later on her Twitter page, Watson shared an image of Rickman, along with a quote about feminism he had given during a March 2015 interview with ABC Australia.

“There’s nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it’s to our mutual advantage,” Rickman told the outlet.

Twitter users questioned the timing of Watson’s post, and one accused her of using the actor’s death to push “feminist propaganda” on her followers.

Watson is a leading Hollywood advocate for gender equality.

In September 2014, she delivered a ten-minute speech on the subject before the United Nations, where she launched her “He for She” campaign, which recruits men and boys as advocates for gender equality.