Actress Emma Watson is the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador and the attractive ex-Harry Potter star made a statement almost immediately through social media. She joined the protest against the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc who during a ceremony to mark Eid which celebrates the end of Ramadan stated that women should not laugh out loud in public.
The comments of the Turkish minister became the focus of much ridicule throughout social media as many women uploaded pictures of themselves on Instagram, Facebook and Twiter laughing accompanied with the hashtag #direnkahkaha which means ignore him - laugh.
Emma Watson joined the protest by changing her Twitter icon to a picture of herself in a t-shirt with the sleeves rolled up, her eyes closed as she laughed with the caption "hehehe, I will laugh all I want!". She then uploaded another picture of herself out in public laughing out loud with a big smile on her face.
For some this may not seem like a big thing but it actually is a huge action on behalf of women by this mature beyond her years actress. Often prominent actors are sometimes reluctant to take a stand on some political issues and the fact that one of the most popular actresses in the world has thrown her support beside the Turkish women to ignore the rigorous code of 'haram' and laugh when they feel like and not just supported it but actually did it helps bring attention to the issue.
The movie going public does not forget those who are willing to stand up for issues whether they are easy or difficult and as social media is showing, Emma Watson has become more popular because she was willing to stand up and support the protests against the restrictive comments directed toward women by the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister.
Emma Watson's beginning as a UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador is off to a great start.