“I’m here for ALL the witches”: Emma Watson’s Indirect Comment at the BAFTAs Goes Viral as Fans Claim It’s a Dig at Controversial Author J.K. Rowling

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Emma Watson is one of the most prominent names in the entertainment world. The actress attained stardom at a very young age when she was cast in the Harry Potter franchise. At the sets, Watson not only formed lifelong friendships but also gained lots of experience, being surrounded by talented and respected actors. Over the years, the movie franchise was a unique adventure for the actress, filled with lots of happiness and excitement. Moving past the role of Hermoine Granger, the actress is known for being an active LGBTQ+ activist.

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in a still from Harry Potter
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in a still from Harry Potter

In the BAFTA Awards of 2022, the actress was seen taking an indirect dig at the Harry Potter series writer JK Rowling. Emma Watson played the iconic Hermione Granger in the film adaptions of Rowling’s novel.

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Fans related Emma Watson’s comment to JK Rowling’s controversial views

In 2022, Emma Watson took to the stage for presenting the award of Best Outstanding British Film at the Royal Albert Hall. After her brief introduction by host Rebel Wilson, Beauty and The Beast actress made a savage dig at the best-selling author, Rowling for her viral comments on transgender women.

As Rebel Wilson welcomed Watson to the stage, the Australian actress joked,

“Here to present the next award is Emma Watson. She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch.”

To which Watson struck back saying,


“I’m here for ALL the witches.”

BAFTA viewers flooded Twitter with posts as they tried to decode the powerful statement by the actress. They seemed to connect her statement with Rowling’s controversial views.

A BAFTA viewer said,

“Ooooooh Emma Watson throwing so much shade at JK Rowling! This is the drama I needed tonight.”

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

Another wrote,


“Loving Emma Watson’s vibe tonight. Hitting JK Rowling where it hurts.”

A user wrote,

“Woah! Emma just went IN on JK Rowling.”

A user joked,

“JK Rowling is somewhere shaking after that comment from Emma. What a classy woman.”

The fans have been supporting Emma Watson for taking a stand against JK Rowling for her demeaning comment regarding transgender women.


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Harry Potter writer JK Rowling’s controversy with the LGBTQ+ community

For the unversed, author Rowling was been widely criticized for her controversial comments about the trans community. The incident happened when she publicly shared her disapproval of certain transgender terminology.

In June 2020, Rowling took to Twitter to share with her followers about having an issue with the term “people who menstruate” being used instead of women.


Rowling tweeted,

“I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?” 

J.K. Rowling tweets an anti-trans statement...again.
J.K. Rowling tweets an anti-trans statement

Her post was termed transphobic by infuriated fans.

JK Rowling replied to her critics as she said,


“It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

Rowling added that she respects every trans person’s right to live in any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. Rowling said her issues are because of being a survivor of abuse, which is concerned about single-s*x spaces. She further wrote,

“I’m mentioning these things now not in an attempt to garner sympathy, but out of solidarity with the huge numbers of women who have histories like mine, who’ve been slurred as bigots for having concerns around single-s*x spaces.”

Harry Potter‘s leading trio Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, along with Fantastic Beasts franchise Eddie Redmayne, spoke out against Rowling’s controversial views.

Also read-“I’m really proud of her”: Emma Watson Blames Her Harry Potter Role for Making Her Refuse Drugs and Nudity On-Screen to Protect Legacy


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