Emma Watson likes to consider herself brainy, but she had a real brain fart when she got a florid tattoo honoring the Time’s Up movement. She got it on her forearm for all to see, but sharp-eyed grammarians noticed something shocking.
She forgot the apostrophe.
Her tattoo read “Times Up”, when actually is should have read, “Time’s Up.”
Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018
“Times Up”? Sans apostrophe?
Might want to look into a refund for that Brown University bachelor’s degree in English Literature. 😏https://t.co/GqcZQcWIhk
— MarleneJ (@mjaeckel) March 5, 2018
looks like all they teach at Brown University is protesting vs basic spellinghttps://t.co/tN3Nv9r3qL
— Dividend Master (@DividendMaster) March 6, 2018
Small mistake you say? Not when, like Watson, you have a degree in English Literature from Brown University.
Unfortunately, Brown has a solid reputation–now reinforced–as the ivy league school for dumb rich kids. It was the butt of a lot of Twitter jokes.
The tattoo gaff fueled social media wags following the Vanity Fair Oscar’s after-party, where the gaff was spotted.
Was she drunk when she got it? Only Watson knows for sure. But at least she had the good sense to make fun of herself.
The 27-year-old actress joked on Twitter this morning that she is hiring someone with “experience in apostrophes.”
She posted a photo of the tat on Twitter and wrote “Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.” Hey, celebrities can do that.
Now here’s the good news; the tattoo is not permanent.
Watson has been an outspoken feminist and equal rights campaigner for years and puts her money where her mouth is.
She donated about #1.4 million to a new organization that helps sexual harassment and sex assault victims.
She also gave a substantial sum to the UK Justice and Equality Fund. It offers advice and support to victims of workplace intimidation or inequality.
She wrote in a letter pledging the funds.
“This movement is bigger than just a change in our industry alone. This movement is intersectional, with conversations across race, class, community, ability and work environment, to talk about the imbalance of power. In the very near past, we lived in a world where sexual harassment was an uncomfortable joke; an unavoidable awkward part of being a girl or a woman. It was certainly not to be discussed, let alone addressed. In 2018, we seem to have woken up in a world ripe for change. If we truly embrace this moment, a line in the sand will turn to stone.”