After Her Powerful UN Speech, Emma Watson Receives Threat From Sexist 4chan Users

So now Emma Watson is being targeted as the next celeb to have nude photos of her stolen because some nitwits are mad that she addressed the United Nations about gender equality and asking men to come forward to help.

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Speaking on behalf of the HeForShe Campaign earlier this week in New York, Hollywood actress Emma Watson gave a moving and powerful speech on gender, which sent waves across the world

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for a picture while they attend the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on 20 September, 2014 in New York, New York.

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In her speech, Watson detailed her foray into the world of feminism when she was labeled "bossy" at eight years old, sexualized by the press at 14 and watched her friends drop out of sports at 15. "I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me ... Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and unattractive," she said. The British star said the association between feminism and man-hating had to end or equality would remain a far-off dream.


Emma's speech was so moving that even Ellen acknowledged it on her official Facebook page The Ellen DeGeneres Show

"I love what Emma Watson said at the UN."

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Watch Emma's speech in its entirety, here:

While Emma's speech may not seem controversial to most viewers, it apparently was for many users on the darkest corner of the web that first hosted the nude photos stolen from the iCloud accounts of famous Hollywood actresses and female celebrities

Watson’s speech, which encouraged men to advance feminism, stirred some men’s rights activists on the 4chan /b/ thread, which has been deleted since. It is the same board where a user leaked the nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Avril Lavigne at the end of August.


On the 4chan board /b, where jaded male users try to get a rise with shocking pictures and statements, Emma was the target of a stream of vilification and threats, Mashable reported via Death and Taxes which preserved some of the messages

Emma Watson, actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, with the Director of the UN Women Programme Division in Uruguay last week.

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Here are some charming comments from the board, to give you an idea of how batshit these people actually are. “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 a documentary about the royal family and the media, she was included explained how the paparazzi were hunting her down for upskirt pics and etc, they where waiting patiently for her 18th birthday to hit so they could act like shameless savages , and when it hit, so they did , they laid down on the floor in the streets and such to snap photos of her…
she is a delicate flower and it is time for her fans to see her in full bloom, unlike your shitty cow tit attention whore there”


“She makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH”, one anonymous member wrote.


In addition to this, b board members are attempting to get #RIPEmmaWatson trending on Twitter, along with incredibly disturbing fake news website pictures announcing that the actress was found dead in a hotel room.


Shortly afterwards, a countdown website titled Emma You Are Next sprung up via the site. It features Emma's face, the 4Chan logo, and a countdown clock that's counting down from 5 days to the supposed release of her photos, Mashable further reported

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As many observers have speculated, 5 days would give 4Chan users ample time to Photoshop vaguely realistic fake photos featuring Watson. There's precious little information on who is behind the website; the who.is domain information only says it was registered on Sunday Sep. 21 via anonymous domain registry eNom. The 4Chan-based perpetrator of the previous celebrity photo hack is currently being sought by the FBI.


Weighing on the issue, Death and Taxes says that the frightening thing here is that they believe that this is what Emma Watson has coming to her for daring to speak up or identify as a feminist

This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of crass, self-serving, self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.


Members of this board, as well as many “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim.


The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, the goal is to make it a scary thing to do, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile.


UPDATE: The Threat To Leak Nude Photos Of Emma Watson Was Actually A Twisted Hoax

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