Emma Watson Opens Up About Hacker Threats She Received Following Her Poignant HeForShe Speech!

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Emma Watson isn’t backing down!

As we reported in September, the 24-year-old gave a moving speech at the United Nations about Feminism and gender equality for the HeForShe campaign that resonated with both men and women all over the globe.

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Unfortunately, the actress’ powerful message received considerable backlash.

On Sunday, the Harry Potter star did a Facebook Q&A to promote both the equality campaign and International Women’s Day in London, where she admits that within hours of speaking at the UN, she received threats.

The British beauty confesses:

“When they saw that the minute I stepped up and talked about women’s rights I was immediately threatened├óΓé¼┬ª I mean within less than 12 hours I was receiving threats.”

This threat was in the form of a hack.

She furthers:

“There was a website set up that was threatening to release naked images of me, with like a countdown and whatever else├óΓé¼┬ª I knew it was a hoax. I knew the pictures didn’t exist.”

She’s referring to the website “emmayourenext.com” which promised to release nude pics of the thespian. It was later discovered that this event was merely a false prank.

While the incident was shocking and greatly upset her family, the Brown graduate wasn’t deterred and kept moving forward with her mission!

We’re so happy that Miz Watson didn’t bow down to the haters and was resilient in vocalizing her support for Feminism!

To hear more about the cause from Emma herself, ch-ch-check out the clip (below)!

[Image via Facebook.]

Mar 9, 2015 11:17am PDT

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