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Just A Reminder Of The Times Daniel Radcliffe Shut Down Sexism

What a hero.

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Daniel Radcliffe may be a pretty phenomenal actor, but he also has another talent: expertly shutting down sexism and standing up for feminism.

For a start, he gave a perfectly succinct definition of feminism for anyone who's doubting it.

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And thought it was very odd that he had to "come out" as a feminist, too.

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Then there was the time when he reminded everyone that the ~friend zone~ is kind of a shitty concept created by men.

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He's also said anyone who doesn't consider themselves a feminist is moving in the wrong direction.

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And, finally, there was the time when he was asked whether he found it odd that he was "becoming a sex symbol" given that many fans still associated him with Harry Potter.

He shut down the question by saying it was more odd that Emma Watson was sexualised when she was a teenager playing Hermione Granger.

Q: You're kind of becoming a sex symbol, which for some of your fans is kind of weird because we've seen you growing up on screen and now here you are.A: Around the time of What If, the rom-com coming out, a lot of people were saying, "You're really an unconventional romantic lead." And so eventually I got bored of hearing that and I kind of picked someone up on it and was like, "What about me is unconventional exactly? Like, tell me." And she said, "Well, I think it's probably the fact that, you know, we associated you with playing Harry, the young boy wizard." My immediate response was, "Well, the male population had no problem sexualising Emma Watson immediately."
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Q: You're kind of becoming a sex symbol, which for some of your fans is kind of weird because we've seen you growing up on screen and now here you are.

A: Around the time of What If, the rom-com coming out, a lot of people were saying, "You're really an unconventional romantic lead." And so eventually I got bored of hearing that and I kind of picked someone up on it and was like, "What about me is unconventional exactly? Like, tell me." And she said, "Well, I think it's probably the fact that, you know, we associated you with playing Harry, the young boy wizard." My immediate response was, "Well, the male population had no problem sexualising Emma Watson immediately."

YAAASS DANIEL, you feminist hero. 👏 🙏 👌

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