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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Albert Roloson Jr. on

Emma Watson is a very beautiful Lady. It does not matter if she has long hair or short. Emma being herself is what makes her look so pretty. At least she does not go out and try to be like someone else. As for this lesbian thing; are there those that have forgotten that if you do not have anything good to say about someone, then do not say anything at all? Emma is not a lesbian!!! Lighten up on the Lady. Emma, if you ever see this, I just want you to know I am praying for you always. Love ya. Amen.

Karidly on

I don’t remember people asking Audry Hepburn if she was a lesbian when she introduced this fabulous hairstyle. I have always worn my hair short because it’s the style that fits my face the best and I think it looks great on Emma.

swack on

I LOVE her pixie cut. She is beautiful no matter what.

Jenna on

I think she is an amazing actress and that she can wear whatever she damn well pleases. She’s earned it.

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JungleCat on

I do not like her “pixie” hair cut. It is not at all feminine. She is so much prettier with her long hair.

Pash on

She can take comfort in the fact that pretty much every famous, strong woman in American history has lesbian rumors surrounding their legacy (Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony,etc). I think her hair was great short and I hope she keeps it that way while she’s young.

Stacey on

I’ve had short hair for most of my life and I think it’s ridiculous that some people think it indicates a lesbian lifestyle. My husband would definitely disagree with that! I think you have to have some pretty amazing bone structure to pull it off well, so maybe it’s just a jealousy thing for the people who need long hair to hide behind…

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Stacey on

Just ignore them Emma…it looks great on you!

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