Celebrities, politicians and noted names are taking to Twitter to celebrate International Women's Day and bring awareness to its importance.
Leading the charge was Emma Watson, former "Harry Potter" star, a goodwill ambassador for UN Women and the face of the #HeforShe campaign to encourage men to support feminist causes. To celebrate the big day, Watson and Chirlane McCray -- activist and wife of NYC mayor Bill deBlasio -- turned the lights of the Empire State Building pink.
Among those taking a cue from Watson was "Last King of Scotland" star Forest Whitaker.
But Whitaker was far from alone, as International Women's Day proved to be a popular topic for big-name Twitter users.
Ricky Gervais, at least, was anticipating the inevitable backlash: