Emma Watson is a racist piece of shit.
Not only is she a white privileged bigot, like the neo-nazi Donald Trump, but she pretends to be “tolerant” and “progressive” while pushing for her nauseating white feminist propaganda.
Read this post to learn everything you have to know about the scam called white feminism. It’s originally about Taylor Swift, another white privileged piece of shit, but the same criticism applies to Emma Watson.
So what’s so egregious about Emma Watson’s racism?
It’s the fact that she is a white privileged ignorant bigot that uses the plight of minorities and people of colour as a shield against the legitimate accusations of racism, homophobia and white supremacy.
Just like when “edgy” comedians make jokes about slavery and cultural appropriation, only to write it off as “freedom of speech” or “hipster racism”.
While so-called white feminists were busy protecting their privilege, actual WOMEN OF COLOUR were suffering true oppression at the hands of the racist and white supremacist society of which xenophobes like Emma Watson are an integral part of.
For women of colour, feminism isn’t about “equal pay”, “freedom of choice” or the color of children’s toys. It’s about life and death, hope and oppression, liberation and slavery. That is something white privileged women cannot understand.
But Emma Watson doesn’t care one bit about actual feminism. She has probably never read true feminist icons such as Maya Angelou, Angela Davis or Patricia Hill Collins.
Her white feminism is just yet another weapon used to silence minorities and women of colour, another permutation of the white saviour complex, another metastasis of the white supremacist society that persecutes women of colour. But Emma Watson doesn’t care about racism, only about protecting her privilege and her status.
White womanhood come with certain privileges and often positive assumptions, a reality that Emma Watson has viciously denied… just like the KKK, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler and the racial terrorist Anders Breivik.
Anytime Emma Watson talks about her “feminism”, her own whiteness and biases show up, and instead of showing humility and acknowledging her white privilege, her remarks are arrogant and racist.
Emma Watson recently got into a rather heated and I daresay racist debate with Black feminist icon Beyoncé on twitter. In addition of the nauseating white supremacist statements she regurgitated straight from Fox News or the neo-nazi Daily Stormer talking points (calling Beyoncé “trashy”), Emma Watson also took the discussion as an opportunity to showcase her white privilege by actively silencing the voice of Beyoncé, a minority, who unlike Emma Watson has actually experienced discrimination and bigotry.
Rather than looking into the history of the hyper-sexualization of women of colour and the reclamation of autonomy and sexuality of black and brown feminists, Watson acted like an authority figure rather than a student.
Lecturing those “primitive” minorities is a favourite pastime of the “hipster racist” crowd, so it’s no surprise that Emma Watson is all for the exclusion of minorities from the “female empowerment” debate.
Historically speaking, there isn’t anything new about this phenomenon. White feminists have always stolen feminist concepts created by women of colour for their own benefit. White women have always weaponized Black and Brown women’s bodies as shields for their own crimes and benefit as they claw their way up the white supremacist ladder to stand beside white men.
Watson isn’t the only white woman to question the feminism of Beyoncé or other women of colour. Their lack of understanding or interest in learning about the historical context of coloured feminism and intersectionality allows them to perpetuate racist micro- and macro-aggressions in personal and public spheres of interaction.
Whiteness, and the privilege that it comes with it, imbues white women with the misconception that their own experiences are universal. This sort of power keeps women like Watson from being able to see that their perspectives are rather irrelevant when it comes to resistance for black and brown women.
When Black and Brown women reclaim their sexuality and their bodies from the white gaze and the male gaze, they are doing so within a historical context, which includes Saartjie Baartman (the “Hottentot Venus”), a Khoikhoi woman who was used as a side-show attraction throughout Europe because of her physical attributes, and the sick exotification, fetishisation and perversion that white people like Emma Watson projected onto her.
It was white people, including white feminists like Emma Watson, that physically, mentally and racially abused her and upheld the system of white supremacy that degraded her into an “exotic” sexual object.
After being trafficked like an animal, by white supremacists like Emma Watson, Baartman died of an inflammatory disease in 1815. Her body was dissected and her genitalia, brain and skeleton were on display in a museum in Paris, France, until 2002.
Not coincidentally, that’s where Emma Watson was born in 1990. Did you ever hear her talk about that issue? Of course not, she’d rather discuss the “horrible plight” of having to earn $0.01 less than her (white) male co-workers.
When white feminists react to Black and Brown women reclaiming their sexuality, they do so from a position of privilege while ignoring decades of gynecological experimentation on women of colour without any anesthesia, they do so while trivializing slavery, colonialism, oppression and genocide. They do so by ignoring the sterilization of Black and Brown women and the demonisation of black women’s sexuality by the white supremacist patriarchy.
The best thing racist neo-nazi white supremacists like Emma Watson can do for feminism is to SHUT UP AND GO HOME.
And fuck Emma Watson.