Social Media Roundup: “Potter”, New Projects, and World Politics

Welcome back to another edition of Social Media Roundup! The stars of the wizarding world have been sharing a wide range of posts on social media over the past two weeks, so keep reading to see their thoughts on Potter, new projects, and world politics.

First up, Emma Watson took to Instagram to share her thoughts on reproductive rights in response to abortion bills passed in the US states of Georgia and Alabama.

 

 

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🌎💔🇺🇸 Last week, a bill was signed into law in Georgia that is a near-total ban on abortion. This marks the fourth “heartbeat” law to be passed in the United States in the last year – a name that is designed to be emotive. It refers to the first signs of the development of a heart in a fetus at 6 weeks of pregnancy, long before most people know they are pregnant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍑💔 Georgia’s bill stands out for going one step further in including personhood language, criminalising not just abortion providers, but also pregnant people for having abortions or even miscarrying. Today, Alabama passed its own law banning abortion except when the health of the mother is at risk. We remember that Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland with the same law on the books. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🇬🇧💔 Currently, women & pregnant people living in Northern Ireland are forced to travel to mainland Britain for abortion care that is illegal in their home country. There will always be people who cannot travel because of domestic violence, immigration status, and disability. People living in Northern Ireland and the USA deserve the dignity of accessing safe, legal & local reproductive healthcare at home. #nowforni These laws won’t stop women and pregnant people from having abortions, or from making the best decision for their bodies and families, it will just mean they are forced to do so unsafely and with stigma. #reproductiverightsforall ✊ Please join me in supporting @plannedparenthood @ippf_global @womenhelporg @all4choice #abortionsupportnetwork ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Emma also posted some photos of the latest Our Shared Shelf event, which took place at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford.

 

 

Showcasing her latest project with her followers, Bonnie Wright posted some stills from a music video that she directed for singer Maguire, which she called “maybe the most effortless collaboration yet.”

 

 

Elsewhere on the internet, Matthew Lewis had something to say about this different perspective on the Battle of Hogwarts, which had its 21st anniversary this year.

 

 

Sticking with the topic of Potter, Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) revealed that the boy wizard isn’t all he’s talking about at fan conventions these days…

 

 

Conventions are a great way to spend time with old friends, as David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) demonstrated with his former Doctor Who costar John Barrowman in Orlando. What do you think of their flossing skills?

 

 

And finally, Gary Oldman gave fans some Sirius Black feels with photos from a trip to Universal Studios!

 

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILL! 🥳🎂🎈🎁🎉 And what does one do first…visit Ollivander’s! A young wizard must have a wand!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILL! 🥳🎂🎈🎁🎉 Let’s hop on our hogs and take a spin to Whoville and Springfield via William’s Way!

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That’s it for this edition of Social Media Roundup. Make sure to check back next time to see what your favorite wizarding world stars have been up to!