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Did Emma Watson take a dig at J. K. Rowling during BAFTA Awards 2022?

The 2022 BAFTA Awards were held on Sunday 13 March at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The British Academy celebrates honoring the best in film and television, and the prestigious awards were attended by a number of Hollywood's biggest stars this year. Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who was also the evening's host, swept the red carpet with her dazzling look this year.

Rebel Wilson, who presented the BAFTAs this year, put on a somewhat entertaining show before inviting Watson on stage to present an award. "Here to present the next award is Emma Watson. She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she's a witch," said the Australian actress. While Wilson's humorous introduction got the audience laughing, Watson made a somewhat surprising comeback.

Emma Watson attended BAFTA Awards 2022 ceremony in London.

Coming to the stage, Emma replied to Wilson, "I'm here for all the witches!" This comment by Watson led netizens to believe that the actress' comment about "all witches" was a dig at Harry Potter author JK. Rowling is in the midst of controversy over anti-transgender comments.

Although, Emma Watson wasn't the only one apparently casting a shadow over Rowling during the awards show. Presenter Rebel Wilson also spoke during one of the show's moments about her weight loss process and added that she had undergone a "transformation" and now looks different. "I hope Rowling continues to agree," he added.

Rowling's excavations by Wilson and Watson indicate the author's controversial views on transgender people and in light of the widely criticized International Women's Day tweet on the Internet.

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