Emma Watson Wears Hidden Symbol At MTV Awards And Makes Important Statement About Acceptance

The 27-year-old British actress made a major statement about inclusivity on the MTV Awards red carpet.


Following in the footsteps of Selena Gomez, who last week sent a secret message to her fans, stitched into the base of her Coach bag at the Met Gala, it appears Emma Watson used her appearance at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday night to show her support for a very important cause.

Stepping out in a black one-sleeved organic silk dress with sequins, made by Australian fashion designer Kit Willows, the 27-year-old actress looked stunning as she collected the gong for 'Best Actor' in a Movie award, making her the first recipient of the show's new genderless award, that champions talent over gender.


However, if you take a look closer at the Harry Potter star's eco-friendly look, you'll see her accessories make a proud statement about inclusivity.

Need a clue?

Let's draw your attention to her waist.

As you can see, The Circle actress wore a tiny blue ampersand pin – a symbol accessory from the LGBTQ acceptance organisation, GLAAD.

On the organization's website, it explains the meaning behind the symbol as:

'Proudly display the ampersand to declare that you stand with all communities subject to discrimination – including women, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQ people.'

Of course, this isn't the first time a Hollywood star has debuted the GLAAD pin on the red carpet.

At this year's Academy Awards, the likes of Ruth Negga, Brie Larson, Karlie Kloss and Lin-Manuel Miranda all displayed the symbolic pin.


However, the accessory delivered an even more pertinent message for Emma, at an event which just welcomed gender-neutral award categories, and led the British actress to thank the television channel for recognising that 'acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes'.

'And that doesn't need to be separated into two different categories. Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits,' she said in her acceptance speech.

Wear the GLAAD badge loud and proud, Emma.

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