Emma Watson: People Said I Had 'Lesbian' Hair

02/21/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Emma Watson Haircut Spurs Lesbian Rumors

Though her cropped do has been lauded as influential, Harry Potter alum Emma Watson says its initial reception wasn’t exactly constructive.

“I had journalists asking me if this meant I was coming out, if I was a lesbian now,” she tells the U.K.’s Independent. “That haircut did make me realize how subjective everyone’s opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I’d lost my [mind].”

The 21-year-old face of Lancôme says that her red carpet style is also hotly contested. After graduating from the Potter franchise, “I was fully game for ‘Throw me in this, throw me in that,'” she admits. “The press destroyed me over this Rodarte dress I once wore — it was bright blue with chains on it.” Still, she doesn’t consider the edgy look a mistake: “I loved it.”

But perhaps Watson has decided to tone it down as a result of the negativity. “I have to be more careful with my look in my everyday life,” she recently lamented to French Elle.

Still, she refuses to apologize for the decisions she makes. “I’m a multidimensional person and that’s the freedom of fashion,” she says, “that you’re able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.”

Justine Harman


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Sunny on

I hate the fact that short hair on a woman must mean that she’s a lesbian or that she’s ‘coming out’. She’s a 21 year old experimenting with her look and figuring out who she is. I love her bold choices!

dizzy on

I can’t believe journalists actually asked her. That’s pretty unprofessional and close-minded. But she’s above all that and wears her hair how she likes. Love her.

Jon on

I think it’s just sad that certain People thought that was a Lesbian Hair-cut, never even heard that word used like that before, and it’s a shame she has to feel that way, but she doesn’t owe an Apology at all, I agree with what else she said!

Mary Anne on

Beautiful young woman, with long hair or short. Also, confident in who she is. Silly, silly, questions.

dawn on

pixie cuts look pixish on little pixie girls like Emma, not mannish or “lesbian” ish at all.

Peggy Smith on

I love her pixie haircut! It’s so annoying for it to be labeled a lesbian haircut! If my face weren’t so round, I’d definitely be rocking that haircut myself.

Janey on

She’s beautiful.

pollyhanaha on

There are plenty of hetero’s who wear their hair in a “mannish” style just as plenty of lesbians wear their hair long and flowing.

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