Emma Watson's
Bully Problem

Emma Watson recently announced she is leaving her studies at Brown University to focus on "professional projects," however, insiders say the Harry Potter star was bullied by jealous classmates.

Emma Watson may be used to fending off Hogwarts bullies as Hermione in Harry Potter, but insiders say fending off bullies at Brown University may have proved to be too much of a challenge for the 21-year-old.

Emma Watson at Brown University

Watson recently announced her plans to put her studies of European women's history and drama at Brown on hold because of her acting commitments, but sources say that fellow students at the Ivy League school were not nice to her.

Students would reportedly tease her if she answered any questions in class and yell out a Harry Potter quote, with the popular phrase being "Three points for Gryffindor!" For those that are not Harry Potter fans, Gryffindor is a competing house at Hogwarts school of wizardry. The students would also yell out Harry Potter phrases at her outside of school, such as when she was watching football games.

She had admitted before attending the school in 2009 that she was "scared" she wouldn't fit in. "I was afraid they'd think, 'You're famous. You're given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?'"

Reps for Watson have not addressed the bullying rumors, however, Watson did say she would continue working towards her degree.

"I will still be working towards my degree... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought," Watson said on her website. "As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student and fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible."

Kudos to Watson for going to school and let's hope she doesn't let a group of immature bullies (who, let's face it, are probably just jealous of her) stop her from pursuing her education.

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Comments on "Emma Watson bullied out of Brown University?"

Judith Clark April 28, 2011 | 12:22 AM

To Bazinga-- just because people are of age to be considered adults that does not mean they act like them. In fact more adults get bullied than children. Besides what do you think happened to that childhood bully from when you were in school? He or she grew up and now bullies adults.

john mclellan April 22, 2011 | 8:20 PM

I've had alot of trouble dealing with bullying, but remember who you are don't let anyone take advatage of who you are. If you get bullied don't give in just keep your head up, stay strong and remember all of the fun times you've had ad are still going to have. I don't like to see anyone get bullied just because they are either a celebrity, not famous and just an average joe. I don't care bullying is not right and will never be right. People get bullied more and more because people let them. If you don't give in and stay strong you will accomplish more than you ever dreamed, because the people who are bullies now were probably bullied at one point in their life. If you let them in you are just hurting yourself in the longrun. JOHNATHAN PHILLIP MCLELLAN DOB: 8/6/93 So just remember " Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond those imperfections."

bazinga April 22, 2011 | 5:12 PM

first off, this is most likely fake. College students do not have the motive to even make fun of anyone, because they simply do not care. they are in class to learn and do not care about the lives of the other students in the classroom, unless they have friends in that class.

3rdFred April 22, 2011 | 3:18 PM

Ms Watson, just remember the old Latin (sort-of) maxim: "Illegitimi non carborundum"- don't let the s wear you down!

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