Emma Watson addresses Time’s Up ‘tattoo’ typo at the Oscars 2018
Emma Watson has addressed the grammar mistake in her Oscars tattoo.
Fans were quick to notice the typo on the actress’ arm, as she posed for pictures at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party on Sunday. Flaunting a new piece of ‘ink’ in honour of the movement, the tattoo read: “Times Up” (instead of “Time’s Up”).
During the early hours of Tuesday morning (March 6), Watson sent out a tweet, implying the typo was accidental and jokingly calling on a “proofreader.”
The Beauty and the Beast actress also revealed the tattoo wasn’t the real deal, but rather a temporary, transfer tattoo.
Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018
“Fake tattoo proofreading position available,” she said. “Experience with apostrophes a must.”
Emma Watson debuted the new tattoo at the 2018 Oscars in order to show solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, resisting sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.
The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements were a focal point of the ceremony, with Time’s Up pioneers Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek presenting together and Best Actress winner Frances McDormand asking female nominees to stand up and tell their own stories, as well as demand an inclusion rider in their contracts.
During her acceptance speech, she said: “If I may be so honoured, can we have all the female nominees in all the categories stand with me.
“Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don’t talk to us tonight, invite us into your office and we’ll tell you all about them. I have two words to leave you with tonight ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.”
An inclusion rider is a clause in an actor’s contract, requiring the cast and crew be diverse in order to retain the actor, so for McDormand to say this on a global stage was hugely significant for the movement.
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