Emma Watson gave the United Nations a thoughtful speech about gender equality last week, and the united schmucks of the Internet responded with threats and a smear campaign that even the nastiest Web trolls don't want to touch.
It's hard out there for a U.N. goodwill ambassador.
In what was probably the most interesting speech to the U.N. since Nikita Khrushchev smacked a lectern with his sensible Soviet footwear, on Saturday the “Harry Potter” actress and Brown University graduate launched the “HeForShe” campaign, which aims to unite men and women in the fight against sexism.
Within hours, says the U.K.'s Telegraph, a website called EmmaYouAreNext popped up vowing to release likely nonexistent nude photos of the 24-year-old.
Even the trolls at 4chan, the Internet forum where stolen nude photos of female celebrities were posted last month, backpeddled vigorously.
“When these Emma Watson nudes come out, IT IS NOT 4CHAN. This is a false flag by /whichever agency/, probably NSA or something,” posted one 4chan user, according to Jezebel.com.
The National Security Agency had no comment on its alleged “false flag,” but Watson herself seemed unruffled, sending out a tweet Tuesday about equal rights for men and women.
“I hope we can all finally change laws and mentalities in order to establish what is nothing more than common sense,” she tweeted.
SHE'S NO TRIPLE THREAT
The triple-bosomed temptress of Tampa might be as fake as a $3 bill.
TMZ says Jasmine Tridevil, who stunned slack-jawed Internet users and TV news crews this week by claiming she'd had a third breast implanted, isn't quite as thrice-blessed as her blurry photos indicated.
TMZ published documents Tuesday that show Tridevil — aka Alisha Hessler — filed a police report after her luggage was stolen at a Florida airport earlier this month. The 21-year-old lost three pairs of stiletto heels, a hairbrush and a “3-breast prosthesis.”
It looks like the three-ring circus is over.
Miss America Kira Kazantsev admitted on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that she was kicked out of her sorority last year, but denied that it was for hazing. … Calabasas royalty Bruce and Kris Jenner have filed for divorce. … HBO has confirmed Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will star in the next season of “True Detective.”
Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland is 26. … Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa is 31. … Actress Megan Ward (“General Hospital”) is 45. … Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 72.
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