The 1975‘s Matt Healy has called out a British tabloid newspaper for publishing a patronising article about Emma Watson.
A short opinion piece published in The Sun mocks the actress and activist’s role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and calls her recent speech at a gender equality event in New York “boring, whining, leftie, PC crap”.
“Who do we indulge these luvvy slebs?” the writer asks. “Most of them know nowt.”
The piece also takes a dig at Angelina Jolie as she and estranged husband Brad Pitt prepare for their divorce. “I suppose they got Emma in because Angelina Jolie is a bit tied up with other stuff at the moment,” The Sun‘s writer adds as a parting shot.
Sharing a picture of the article with his 688,000 followers, Healy pointed out that the actress (who is reductively referred to in the article as her Harry Potter character Hermione Grainger) is actually a graduate of the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island.
“Female graduate of BROWN UNIVERSITY gives wonderful speech on sexual assault. @TheSun responds accordingly by printing this. Fuck me,” Healy wrote.
At the time of writing, his tweet has been retweeted around 20,000 times – check it out below.
— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) September 23, 2016