A group of vile internet hackers are threatening to leak Emma Watson's nudes in a twisted act of retaliation over the actresses recent UN speech where she revealed that she is a feminist.
Whereas the mainstream media lauded Watson's impassioned speech as "game changing" and "powerful," the "men's rights" trolls on 4Chan had their own opinions on the matter.
Although Watson's speech highlighted how feminism has nothing to do with man hating and explicitly took time to talk about how most men are awesome - these ignorant trolls somehow managed to find it glaringly offensive.
Their response? To launch a website with countdown timer that, they claim, will release Emma Watson's private nude photos in four days time.
Although the thread has now been deleted or disappeared in the mists of time (old 4Chan threads are automatically erased as new ones are created), Death and Taxes managed to preserve some of the responses.
Here are some of the charming comments that were saved from 4Chan's notorious b board earlier today;
- She makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
- It is real and going to happen this weekend. That feminist bitch Emma is going to show the world she is as much of a whore as any woman
In addition to threats of leaking Watson's private intimate photographs, 4Chan users are desperately trying to make #RIPEmmaWatson trend on Twitter.
This death hoax is also linked to a fake news story that claims Watson was found dead in a hotel room yesterday;
I don't think I need to point out how it is exactly this sort of behavior that makes Emma Watson's speech about feminism all the more poignant.
After Watson jumped to defend Jennifer Lawrence and condemn the behavior of the media and the press, the 4Chan group behind the leaked nudes clearly saw her as a threat.
Emma Watson is being targeted for speaking out for what she believes is right and happening to be a woman while she's doing it, and that is why feminism still matters.
Thanks for continuing to educate people about sexism, trolls of 4Chan!
Do you think that sexism is still a problem?
(Source: The Telegraph)