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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Sandy on

Thanks lesbians for making man cut short hair your signature trait! That and men’s clothes.
She is beautiful. Short hair is so easier to take care of. If she want short hair-so be it. To think she is a lesbian because of it is just plain ignorance.

AnneWF on

It’s so frustrating to hear ridiculous statements over a hair style. My teenage daughter had similar comments when she cut her hair short, very similar to Emma Watson’s and before Emma had hers done. She is beautiful. You can see her beautiful bone structure and her eyes. It’s so much nicer than hair that is too long and becomes all stringy looking from the shoulder down. I wonder, did people say the same thing when Halle Berry cut her hair short again?

Carrie on

I love her hair short. She has such a pretty face, she can definitely pull it off. I had a short pixie cut a few years ago and it didn’t look good. I’m more of a short bob look than pixie. But, anyone who can wear it – go for it!

Olivia on

I miss the ‘Hermione’ hair

Debbie Rhoades on

I love Emma’s hair and think it is so very cute. I don’t know what short hair has to do with being a lesbian, and even if she was, whose business is that? I mean, I know a lot of lesbians with long hair. I think people ought to mind their own beeswax about how someone wears their hair, or what dresses they wear, and appreciate people for who they are.

JR on

Love Emma, love her style sense. Terrific role model, seems to be a genuine, good person.

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mvk on

I personally don’t particularly like the hair cut, but she can wear her hair any way she wants.

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Nate on

“I’m a multidimensional person”. In other words shes bisexual.

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