Remember Emma Watson’s United Nations address back in September?
Well, while the rest of us were hugely impressed by the actress’s impassioned speech and unwavering poise, not everyone was particularly moved by the Harry Potter star’s call for gender equality.
17 year-old Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, was decidedly unmoved, saying: “A lot of what Emma Watson spoke about, I just think ‘That doesn’t bother me.’”
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, the young British star went on to say that: “I know things aren’t perfect for women in the U.K and America, but there are women in the rest of the world who have it far worse.”
Emma, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, was promoting the HeForShe campaign when she called for people to address the misconceptions surrounding the word ‘feminism’ and highlighted various issues of inequality. The 24-year-old’s speech went on to garner worldwide praise.
Despite tweeting her support of the campaign at the time, Maisie has now said she doesn’t really identify with Emma’s ‘first-world feminism’.
We wonder if the 17-year-old will change her mind on the issue over time.