maisie williams calls out sexist headline about her underwear
The 19-year-old Game of Thrones actor is not here for creepy comments about her outfit choices.
On Saturday, Maisie Williams attended the NSPCC Summer Masquerade Ball to raise money for counselling service Childline. Because Williams is a famous actor, the white lace dress she wore was somewhat relevant. Because sexism is alive and well, the presumption that she did not wear a bra was also deemed headline-worthy. And because Williams has no time for creepy comments about what underwear she does/doesn't wear while supporting charitable causes, she provided her own alternative to the sensationalist headline about her outfit.
"Alternative: Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams, helps raise thousands at a Summer Masquerade Ball for @NSPCC," she wrote, followed by the frog and tea emojis, in a tweet that has so far been favourited over 18k times. The NSPCC even replied, "thanks for all your support, Maisie - we really appreciate it!" Honestly, if anyone knew as much about Maisie Williams's brain as they did about her approach to choosing underwear, they'd probably have seen the burn coming. In April, she suggested that we stop using the word "feminist" entirely, explaining, "You are either a normal person or a sexist."
Text Hannah Ongley
Photography Jamie Hawkesworth