If you’re going to make a political statement, doing a quick spell check isn’t a bad idea.
Actress Emma Watson sought to raise awareness for Hollywood’s campaign against sexual abuse at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards–but instead raised eyebrows when the phrase “Time’s Up” tattooed on her arm revealed a grammatical error from English 101.
The “Harry Potter” star bedazzled onlookers with a flowing black dress and gold jewelry set as she entered an Oscar party hosted by Vanity Fair.
On her arm, Watson sported a tattoo consisting of just two words: “Time’s Up.” But a closer look at the writing revealed a jarring grammatical error.
“Times Up,” the tattoo read, notably missing the apostrophe after the word “Time.”
Watson has been a vocal proponent of the “Time’s Up” and “#MeToo movements, which began after a report on the alleged sexual misconduct of producer Harvey Weinstein led to a torrent of accusations against other prominent men in entertainment, including actor Kevin Spacey and NBC host Matt Lauer.
Auctioning our Golden Globes dresses to raise funds for TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund. You can bid on my RVDK dress here https://t.co/Q1D1UFlzht
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) January 22, 2018
There is no question that #TIMESUP should be and will be a global movement. A movement that is defined and led by those affected by the problem, not by those in power. Tessa Thompson with Marai Larasi from Imkaan. Gemma Arterton with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the women who staged a three week walk-out from Ford’s Dagenham plant in 1968. Andrea Riseborough with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah from UK Black Pride. Naomie Harris with journalist Afua Hirsch. Gemma Chan with activist Laura Bates.?
The good news for Watson: she won’t have to live with the testament to her editing deficiencies forever. The tattoo was fake, as the celebrity noted in a Monday tweet in which she poked fun at her mishap.
Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018
Watson was doubly roasted on Twitter, first for not even being able to spell the name of her political cause correctly and then for not having the determination to get a real tattoo.
When you jump on the bandwagon because it’s “trending” but you have no idea what it actually means.
— Accountable, Co. (@ThinkLogic0215) March 6, 2018
Virtue signal cringe
— Rigor Morton ?? ? (@WeirdNPissdOff) March 6, 2018
No one ever accused #Hollywood of being smart.
— LegallyArmedAmerica (@LegallyArmedUSA) March 6, 2018
She is good at pretending.
Stop asking her to be smart as well.
— Cog (@40to5yet) March 6, 2018
A tattoo is a permanent(ish) statement .
Fake tattoos merely transform your body into a temporary billboard .
— George D. (@georgedavid678) March 6, 2018
Ever been so passionate about an issue that you took the drastic step of wearing a fake tattoo transfer? #powerful
— Ollie (@Olle7Ho) March 6, 2018
So this was just posturing, like the whole event ?
— Bob Ballantyne (@SobakaBob) March 6, 2018