To show her support for the movement, the Harry Potter actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador sported a tattoo with the words 'Times Up' on her arm. The missing apostrophe became Twitter's talking point and got all the eyes rolling for the wrong reason.
Fake tattoo proofreading position available. Experience with apostrophes a must.- Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 5, 2018
While the tattoo was temporary, the reactions to it were quite real - some mocked Ms Watson for the grammatical error, many others defended her. Here are some of the reactions posted on the micro-blogging site.
Emma Watson got a "Time's Up" tattoo but it's missing the apostrophe. I sooooo thought she was better than that. #oscars- Kayleigh Ryan (@K4yry) March 5, 2018
I don't know what's worse, the fact that Emma Watson got the words "Time's Up" or the fact that there's no apostrophe on her tattoo. It honestly looks awful on her- Alex (@MissAADaddario) March 5, 2018
Y'all are coming for Emma Watson's "Time's Up" tattoo just because it did not have an apostrophe. That tattoo serves for a meaning and purpose in her humanitarian advocacy. AND first of all, she did not graduate from Brown and served time in Oxford for your irrelevant opinion. pic.twitter.com/MrNbCcM0ds- N (@panesnobi) March 5, 2018
The Time's Up movement was created by hundreds of leading women in Hollywood in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. "The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it," says the official website.