Echee has a truck load of new "memes" on his Blog. Echee kind of copied the idea that Spinkles and the others had on the tumblr blog, but no big deal. It is a pretty good idea conceptually. You can show a somewhat unflattering picture of someone (in this case Emma) and add what appear to be lies and deceptions.
What is a "meme" anyway?
A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. (from wiki)
OK, fair enough! I just don't want the false ones to spread. Someone needs to examine these "memes" a little closer and do a validity check on them. They are all based on a shred of truth, there is no doubt. But other things have been based on just a shred of truth in the past and now seem extremely improbable.
Take Noah and The Great Flood for example. There was a flood, yes. There were lots of floods.
1. It was not the whole world that flooded. The people back then did not know they lived on a planet. They did not know the earth was round. The whole world to them was essentially as far as they could see or walk.
They assumed it was the whole world but they were wrong!
2. God had nothing to do with it. There have been many floods, earthquakes, volcanos erupting, etc and people back then always thought it was "God" or "The Gods" that were angry with them. They didn't understand what caused natural phenomena at that time so they made assuptions. They needed explainations so the world they lived in would make sense.
This is an example of an event being misinterpreted for centuries. What acutally happened was that after the last ice age, there was a large body of water trapped at elevation in the mountains now known as the Swiss Alps. As the earth warmed this body of water broke free and rushed down into the Adriatic then into the Mediterranean. (This could also have been from the Black Sea and a different mountain range)
A guy, maybe his name was Noah, noticed the water rising. He told his family to get on their boat. He noticed one of his sons putting 5 goats and 6 chickens or whatever on the boat. Noah said, no we don't have room for all the farm animals. Just take two of each, a male and a female.
That's it! That's the story of Noah and the Great Flood. It was a natual event that had nothing to do with God. It was embellished and distorted over centuries and ended up in the Bible.
This happens all the time. Words and events can be altered and distorted and if no one catches it early on it can become the Truth.
First meme examination:
This is actually two quotes combined together and Echee had the unmitigated gall to say they were verbatim quotes. Emma didn't say anything about convictions when she supposedly said she would never do a celebrity fragrance in 2007. She didn't actually use the words "celebrity fragance" either. It was about her "own perfume".
She was 17 at the time and was answering fan questions.
This is what really happened... (from a comment on Echee's Blog who I think is from Potter Shots, they explained it fairly well)
For example, in 2007 she was responding to fan questions in a video interview
about launching her own perfume. Just FYI the question before the perfume question was ,
"what did you ask Santa Claus for Christmas?" But the perfume question
was "If you had the chance to launch your own perfume, what you would call it?"
Emma laughs and said "She never would". So four years later Lancome comes
out with "their" own new perfume and cosmetics and hires Emma Watson to promote
them. (The same as Anne Hathaway and Julie Roberts and others by the
way) ... and Echee claims Emma lied about launching her own perfume. Is
this what passes for deductive reason and uncovering the "truth" these days?
This is a pretty lame attempt at calling Emma a liar!
This is Echee/Sprinkle meme examination Part 1. I will do another one tomorrow (maybe). If anyone wants to use their knowledge of Emma to help refute these unfair accusations against a decent actress and decent person, just provide the info in the comments.