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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Eric on

I love Emma and support her decision to dress herself anyways she pleases. That being said, I wish she’d grow her hair back. : (

guest on

the haircut looks fantastic! the world is full of ignorant people…..just gotta ignore them. these days people dress their 9yold daughters like tramps. we need more proper ladies, and emma is a great role model. refreshing to see someone achieve success without the aid of a stripper pole. Love the pixie cut!

Peggs on

That’s so unfortunate that ppl would react like that to a short cut. Where are these ppl from? Another universe. Emma.. if you read the comments.. YOU LOOK GREAT.. Love the short cut. It shows off your beautiful features, exudes confidence and is certainly making a statement. That you’re COMING OUT of childhood and making a GRAND ENTRANCE to adulthood.

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daspen on

Same thing happened to me when I got my pixie cut. It is sad and ridiculous how many people think this way. I say screw em! I like my cut and I’m keeping it!

trsquare on

One of my teenage daughters has a pixie cut, and it looks beautiful on her because she has a petite frame and hates the weight of long hair. She has plenty of boyfriends, so to say that a pixie cut is an indication of being a lesbian is ridiculous. Let Emma have fun with her hair!

Carin on

She is absolutely gorgeous – even more so with her short, cropped hair. I love it!

Perla on

A man must of made the comment about her hair!
He must of been a basher!

Tammy on

Oh my goodness. I worked in a Hair/Nail Salon and while we had plenty of Lesbians with short hiarcuts…we had just as many, if not more, Lesbians with long, flowing hair. A haircut does not make one Lesbian…if it did…would ALL females with short hair be considered Lesbian? How short is to short to be straight? Give me a royal, cotton picking break!!!!! Her haircut is cute…suits her face…much better than her long hair would at this point in her life. Puh-lease.

Amanda on

I know SOOOO much what she means! I, who am hetro, was thought to be a lesbian by MANY people, people who had known me for years after I chopped my hair super short (after a divorce)! I loved my hair short and am really thinking about cutting it short again, but right now it’s super long and I feel like it’s a statement that I’m a female who likes males. I hate to give in to the general assumptions, but darn it, I’m single! Short hair on a woman isn’t necessarily mannish or a flag for lesbianism.

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