Multi-talented Emma Watson is more than just an actress, student, and sometime fashion model. She is also the new poster girl for a panoply of conservative and/or religious groups including the LDS who admire her for her stance on modesty.
it all started when La Watson reportedly said:
“I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s just not me.”
It’s a simple enough statement, but it has since been heard and repeated around the world. Especially after Emma went on to opine:
“I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing…the less you reveal the more people can wonder.”
With just a short statement, Watson stirred up a frenzy of activity across the Internet with conservatives making Watson a poster-child for modesty. Lest anyone jump to the erroneous conclusion that Emma Watson’s modesty is “about protecting the image of her character, Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter films,” nothing could be further from the truth. Modesty is simply her personal belief. It’s a belief she shares with many people, and many churches “from the Latter Day Saints to Catholics to born-again Christians are now rallying behind her and encouraging other women to jump on the modesty bandwagon.
“I like [what she said],” claims one Utah Valley University freshman. “I don’t like when people wear less and show more.”
“I think it’s a step in the right direction,” a sophomore chimed in. “In society and movies, a lot of creeps think less is better.”
So there you have it. Emma Watson may eventually become to Bhurkas what the Jonas Brothers once were to purity rings.
Â© Hope Carson 2011
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man’s Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter