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Emma Watson Crashed The UN Website When She Announced Her New Role To Empower Women

Never doubt the power of Emma Watson.

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The announcement that Emma Watson had been appointed a celebrity Goodwill Ambassador was so popular that it crashed the UN website.

Andrew Kelly / Reuters

On Monday, the 24-year-old British actor told fans that she would be working with the United Nations to advocate for gender equality and women's rights.

Watson made the announcement to her 25 million Facebook fans...

...and her 13 million Twitter followers.

Going to be working for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women (!!!) http://t.co/9ABpKSrNCb

Emma Watson@EmWatson

Going to be working for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women (!!!) http://t.co/9ABpKSrNCb

12:47 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Soon after she made the announcement, the UN Women website received so much traffic that it temporarily shut down. The UN Women Twitter account tweeted:

The exciting announcement of @EmWatson's appointment as our Goodwill Ambassador crashed our website! We apologize &hope to be back up soon.

UN Women@UN_Women

The exciting announcement of @EmWatson's appointment as our Goodwill Ambassador crashed our website! We apologize &hope to be back up soon.

2:43 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watson will be working on the "empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women's HeForShe campaign", which enlists men and boys to stand up for gender equality.

In short: Never doubt the power of Emma Watson to crash your website.