Emma Watson Schools 'Topless' Photo Critics In New Interview [Watch]
"Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women."
Emma Watson had to inform the world that feminists are allowed to have boobs this week in the wake of a "controversial" Vanity Fair photoshoot. The actress/activist clapped back at claims that posing for a semi-topless photo makes her a bad feminist, telling BBC News:
"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."
The image is part of a cover story shot by Tim Walker and was shared on the Vanity Fair Instagram earlier this week.
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.
Here's the enlightened way some people and publications responded:
Emma Watson: "Feminism, feminism... gender wage gap... why oh why am I not taken seriously... feminism... oh, and here are my tits!" pic.twitter.com/gb7OvxzRH9
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) 1 March 2017
The Independent strips Emma Watson of agency, claims that as a women, she is unable to make smart choices and is too dim to understand that. pic.twitter.com/Q9mGl86KZz
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) 5 March 2017
Emma was understandably baffled by these reactions, saying: "Feminism is about giving women choice... It's very confusing. I'm confused. Most people are confused. I'm always just, kind of, quietly stunned."
Watch Emma school the whole world below.