Actress Maisie Williams proved she’s a fighter on and off the camera as she offered an alternative title to a “sexist” headline.
Williams hit back at the title of a recent article posted by the online news website Daily Mail. The report did highlight her presence at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Summer Masquerade Ball recently and it even praised her glamorous look at the black tie event. However, it might have missed the point that the actress wanted to convey.
Hence, Williams took it upon herself to clear up the matter to avoid further confusion, Entertainment Weekly reported. Rather than the headline’s focus on her “braless” attire, the actress tweeted a rewrite that she deemed more fitting for her charity work.
The actress previously spoke with the publication about her views on feminism. Indeed, Williams displays an impressive sense of maturity that is beyond her young age. She assumed the role of Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones” at the age of 12. Thus, the concept of feminism was unfamiliar at the time until it was explained and it led to her own perception of the matter.
“We should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ – and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist,” she told EW in April.
“I sometimes really worry about speaking up about feminist subjects out of fear of being bashed by women on social media. And there’s something not right there … I believe in equality and I know I have more power than the average person to reach people,” Williams added.
Maisie Williams supports various advocacies including online abuse and breast cancer because of her mother, The Guardian wrote. The young actress starred as a teenager who battles an unknown cyber-stalker in “Cyber Bully,” Channel 4 reported in 2014. Inspired by real-life cases, her character Casey Jacobs faced the worst side of the world wide web like peer-to-peer bullying and computer hacking yet she fought to rise above her troubles.
Meanwhile, on “Game of Thrones” season 6, speculations are rife about her character’s fate after Arya’s brutal stabbing.