Modesty & Harry Potter

Two of my girls really enjoy reading the Harry Potter series, and all three enjoy the movies. So as a family we are all slowly watching them together (I won't watch the next movie until I finish the same novel). I find them mildly amusing and enjoyable.

BUT – as of yesterday, I am now a big fan of Emma Watson (who plays Hermione in the movies). Look at what she said about modesty:

"I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder." – Emma Watson

In no way do I believe that Emma Watson is a devoted Christ-follower, but I sure wish her priority on modesty was followed by those who are Christ-followers!

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