Emma Watson Stalked While Visiting Harvard

10/01/2009 at 01:45 PM EDT

Emma Watson Stalked While Visiting Harvard
Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Harvard University students have good reason to be, well, crimson.

Kids from the Ivy League school are being lambasted after a boorish prank in which they stalked Harry Potter hottie Emma Watson at a football game between their school and hers, Brown University.

Watson, 19, was in Cambridge, Mass., to cheer on her team (Harvard beat Brown 24-21), but the defeat was the least of her worries: The actress had to be flanked by security guards to keep gawkers and stalkers away, the New York Post reports.

The instigators were reportedly students who worked at Harvard Voice magazine. "We will be Live-Tweetin' the game and possibly stalking Emma Watson, so keep your eyes peeled for that, too!" the magazine's Twitter feed read.

Tweets that followed included:

"Let's go Hermione! Lolz."

"In enemy territory. Lookin for a certain witch."


The magazine then posted a photograph of Watson on its Web site and called the stalking mission a "success."

Watson, who had been enjoying her freshman year at a U.S. university, reportedly looked shaken.

The stunt – which the Voice defended as a parody – provoked a flurry of criticism, including on the campus magazine's own Web site.

"Anybody can do anything unfeelingly to anybody in this day and age, especially if they feel imbued with entitlement from membership in Harvard College," one person wrote.

In response to the complaints, the magazine responded: "There seems to be much ado about nothing over this photo and liveblog. Understand that these live tweets were made to be intentionally outrageous and overblown."

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters