‘She inspires me’ Emma Watson named most influential celebrity

Emma Watson has been crowned the most influential celebrity by teens who say she inspires them the most.

The actress was picked by both boys and girls from an all-star list of singers, actors and online stars including Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Zayn Malik.

1,000 young people took part in the survey which was commissioned by youth empowerment programme, National Citizen Service (NCS) and conducted by ICM.

Results from the research suggests that the Harry Potter actress's feminist and forward-thinking views were the main reason young people found her so inspiring.

One participant said: “She’s a big feminist. She frequently speaks out on sexism and other discrimination issues such as racism and homophobia, and what she says really inspires me.”

Another explained: “She uses the power and fame she gained from the Harry Potter series to speak about important issues like feminism.”

What's more, the research found 'feminist' is now the most popular label for teenage girls with 29 per cent identifying as such.


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NCS marketing director Natasha Kizzie said: “The rise of internet feminism and increasingly politically engaged youth has brought these issues to the forefront of the news agenda, and the ‘Emma Watson effect’ has done brilliant things for the cause.

“She inspires young people to never limit their expectations of what they can achieve on the basis on their gender.”

We couldn't agree more.

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