Actress offers an 'alternative' title for sexist news story
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams has hit out at sexist headlines written about her in tabloid newspapers.
The Daily Mail recently reported on the actress – who plays Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy show – attending a charity event for the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). The headline reads: “Unveiled: Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams goes braless in sheer lace dress and quirky headpiece at charity masquerade ball”.
Williams later tweeted a screenshot of the news story, offering an “alternative” headline. “Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams, helps raise thousands at a Summer Masquerade Ball for @NSPCC,” she wrote. See that tweet beneath.
Maisie Williams had previously spoken to Entertainment Weekly about her thoughts on feminism and sexism. “We should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ – and then everyone else is just a human,” she said.
Williams added: “You are either a normal person or a sexist. I sometimes really worry about speaking up about feminist subjects out of fear of being bashed by women on social media. And there’s something not right there… I believe in equality and I know I have more power than the average person to reach people.”