Emma Watson has responded to widespread mockery of her Oscars tattoo by saying it is a fake.

The Harry Potter star became one of the centres of attention at the Academy Awards for all the wrong reasons when she debuted a new tattoo on her forearm, in support of the Time’s Up movement.

As she walked down the red carpet on Sunday, people were quick to notice that the actress and UN ambassador was missing a vital punctuation mark from the inking – an apostrophe.

Instead of reading Time’s Up – short for ‘time is up’ – Ms Watson’s tattoo said Times Up.

The mistake led to a social media trend, but not the one the actress was aiming for.

:: Emma Watson debuts new tattoo… with a glaring error

On Tuesday, Watson responded on Twitter, assuring fans the tattoo is fake.

Fake tattoo proofreading position available, she wrote.

Experience with apostrophes a must.

Watson has been a vocal and leading supporter of the Time’s Up movement, which seeks to end sexual harassment and assault.

In a post on Instagram about the movement last month, Ms Watson wrote: All of us are responsible for creating change, whatever industry you work in. We’re asking everyone to help create a world we can be proud of – one that is safe, just and equal.

Emma Watson’s is now part of an ever-growing list of bad celebrity tattoos. Here’s our pick:

(c) Sky News 2018: Times Up? Emma Watson says her botched tattoo is fake