Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Updated Sep 14, 2013 at 07:33AM EDT by Triple Zed.

Added Jun 24, 2013 at 03:37PM EDT by Triple Zed.

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About

Emma Watson is an English actress and model known for portraying the character Hermione Ganger in the Harry Potter fantasy film series. The actress has gained a significant fandom online on sites like Reddit, where users frequently laud her attractiveness and sex appeal.

Online History

On January 19th, 2006, YouTube christmassacre uploaded footage of Watson punching an interviewer (shown below, left), which gained over 5.6 million views and 8,800 comments in the first eight years. On November 21st, 2007, YouTuber mag2b uploaded slowed-down footage of Watson crossing her legs during an appearance on the talk show Late Show with David Letterman (shown below, right). Within six years, the video accumulated more than 1.64 million views and 600 comments.



On July 16th, 2010, Watson’s official Twitter account @EmWatson[1] was created, which received upwards of 10 million followers in the next four years. On July 19th, an official Facebook[2] page for Watson was launched, gaining over 10 million likes in the same time frame. On June 27th, 2011, YouTuber ThePortraitArt uploaded a speed drawing of Watson’s face (shown below). In the following three years, the video gathered more than 2.58 million views and 4,000 comments.



On June 18th, 2013, the pop culture blog Complex[10] published an article highlighting several Emma Watson animated reaction GIFs and image macros (shown below).



Fandom

Several fan sites dedicated to Emma Watson have been created, including Emma-Watson.net,[5] I Heart Watson,[6] Emma Watson Updates[7] and Fuck Yeah Emma Watson.[8] Many of the sites contain news, biographical information and media related to the actress. On November 20th, 2009, the /r/EmmaWatson[3] subreddit was created, garnering over 52,000 subscribers in the following five years. Within two years of the creation of the /r/gentlemenboners[11] subreddit, over 660 photographs of Watson were submitted, many of which reached the front page. Watson has frequently been the subject of sexually explicit photoshopped images, in which the actress’ head is superimposed on a nude body. As of September 2013, over 27,500 fan arts have been uploaded to the website DeviantArt[12] under the tag “#emma watson” (shown below).



Richard Dawkins Comparison Photo

A “totally looks like” image of Richard Dawkins and Emma Watson has circulated online in which the two bear many striking similarities with one another (shown below, left). On July 11th, 2009, Redditor aescent pointed several details showing how the original images were photoshopped to create the illusion.[9]



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External References

[1]Twitter – EmWatson

[2]Facebook – Emma Watson

[3]Reddit – /r/EmmaWatson

[4]Emma Watson Daily – Emma Watson Daily

[5]Emma-Watson.net – “Emma Watson”http://emma-watson.net/

[6]I Heart Watson – I Heart Watson

[7]Tumblr – Emma Watson Updates

[8]Tumblr – Fuck Yeah Emma Watson

[9]Reddit – Emma Watson Richard Dawkins

[10]Complex – Emma Watson Memes

[11]Reddit – gentlemenboners emma watson

[12]DeviantArt – emma watson

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