We told you about it a little while ago: the British actress Emma Watson, best known for her role in the saga Harry Potter, had been accused of anti-Semitism after a publication in support of the Palestinian people. The interpreter of Hermione Granger has received many supports from Hollywood personalities.
A shower of support
First a little reminder of the facts. On January 3, Emma Watson was at the heart of a controversy, after the publication on her Instagram account of a photograph of a pro-Palestine demonstration. A publication that had provoked the ire of Danny Danon, former ambassador of the State of Israel to the United Nations, who had accused the actress of anti-Semitism.
10 for Gryffindor for being an anti-Semite, Emma Watson
Emma Watson, who appears to be sharing her Instagram account with an activist group, has so far not responded to the ambassador’s accusations. However, the interpreter of Hermione Granger, also known for her activism, has received many supports from Hollywood personalities.
Indeed, on January 13, 2021, the british magazine The Guardian published a column, titled Artists for Palestine UK, signed by many Hollywood personalities, among which the actors Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings, Shadow Promises), Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island, Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Julie Christie (Fahrenheit 451, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Gosford Park), Steve Coogan (24 Hour People), the producers Ken Loach (The wind picks up, The part of the angels), David Michod (The Rover), Peter Kosminsky (The State), Asif Kapadia (Mindhunter), Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Ghost Dog), or the composers Brian Eno and Carter Burwell (Fargo).
Charles Dance, supporting Emma Watson
The signatories of the rostrum clearly state their support for Emma Watson in the face of these accusations and for the Palestinian people:
We join Emma Watson in supporting the simple statement that “Solidarity is a verb”, with meaningful support for Palestinians fighting for their human rights under international law. We oppose injustice everywhere, and support all who seek to end oppression. […]
We condemn all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Opposition to a political system or policy is distinct from fanaticism, hatred and discrimination targeting an entire group of humans because of their identity.
There is no doubt that Emma Watson must have felt supported with this platform signed by prestigious members of Hollywood!