Emma Watson is a loud and proud feminist. She promoted education for girls in countries like Bangladesh; was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador; and was ranked #26 on the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people.
But her recent photoshoot with Vanity Fair magazine caused much controversy. Many netizens accused the actress of being a hypocrite because she took a braless photo. Seriously, guys?
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Maturing from Hermione to Belle in @beautyandthebeast is a true coming-of-age story for @EmmaWatson: "I couldn't care less if I won an Oscar or not if the movie didn’t say something that I felt was important for people to hear." Read the full cover story at the link in bio. Photograph by Tim Walker.
In the photo above, Watson can be see a white Burberry cape-ish top that revealed much of her breasts.
British radio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer tweeted, “Emma Watson: Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my tits!”
While many netizen agree with Hartley-Brewer, some think that Watson’s feminist ideals have nothing to do with her breasts. One Instagram user commented, “Feminism is about allowing women to be whoever and whatever, whenever they want. You are my shero, Emma.”
In an interview, the British actress slammed her haters, adding that the criticisms have left her confused.
“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing,” she explained.
When asked about the photoshoot, which was done by Tim Walker, Watson has nothing but praise for the acclaimed fashion photographer.
Watch the interview here:
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 5, 2017
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