Alan Rickman dead at 69
British actor Alan Rickman has died aged 69.PT0M24S 620 349
It must be hard for online misogynists to finally learn that their heroes don't endorse their own ugly prejudices. Their solution? Shutting their eyes and sticking their fingers in the ears and yelling, "Stop it! It's not true!"
Online trolls have accused actress Emma Watson of "exploiting" the death of her Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman, after she shared a quote from the actor in which he voiced his support for feminism.
"There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage," says Rickman's quote, posted to Twitter by Watson following the actor's death overnight, aged 69.
Rickman and Watson in in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Photo: Warner Brothers
But the internet's trolls - probably with minds blown following decades of modelling their own slimy personalities on Rickman's diabolical Die Hard villain Hans Gruber - didn't want to hear it.
"Don't make us hate him," one cried at Watson's use of Rickman's own words in her tribute. "Also, nice using your dead friend [for] your own agenda."
Oh look, a "feminist" exploiting a dead man to push her political agenda. https://t.co/IBIHN0Cuiv— James (@JamesD_TO) January 14, 2016
Couldn't let a man rest in peace without using him to push your agenda, huh? Pitiful. https://t.co/Gl2qKHzrnm— THE EMPRESS, (@thedeathempress) January 14, 2016
I love you Emma Watson but don't use his death to push your feminist agenda. No better than democratic politicians https://t.co/mqSQgkDDCx— Taylor Sanders (@tayman47) January 14, 2016
@EmWatson Using a man's death to push an agenda is pretty low.— Triggerman (@xtechnoviking) January 14, 2016
@EmWatson don't make us hate him. Also, nice using your dead friend your your agenda.— Gabriel A. (@thanatoskepsi) January 14, 2016
I guess I shouldn't be surprised you would use a friends death to push your agenda. https://t.co/iZpiqZzfCj— Gestas (@ImpenitentThief) January 14, 2016
Sadly for these nuts, Rickman's own words do (shock!) actually represent his own feelings.
"I always think 'feminist' just means common sense," he told Entertainment Weekly in June last year, adding, "Do I live in a world and certainly in a business that is incredibly unfair to women? Yes, I do."