Don’t You Dare Tell Emma Watson Not To Laugh In Public…

The actress has joined in the protest over the Turkish deputy PM's sexist comments about women laughing in public.

Emma Watson has joined the thousands of women who have posted photos of themselves laughing in public in protest over the sexist comments made by Turkish deputy prime minister Bülent Arinç.

In a show of solidarity with Turkish women, the actress posted a photo of herself on Twitter doubled over with laughter in a public square.

The social media protest comes after the Turkish deputy PM said in a speech that women shouldn’t laugh in public and should remain ornamental at all times.

‘Chastity is so important,’ he said. ‘It’s not just a word, it’s an ornament [for women]. A woman should be chaste. She should know the difference between public and private. She should not laugh in public.’

Thousands of women and men have been responding by posting their laughing selfies, prompting the hashtags #direnkahkaha (resist laughter) and #direnkadin (resist woman) to start trending globally on Twitter.

Keep LOLing, ladies.

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