Emma Watson Defends Herself After Criticism On Her ‘Improper’ Photo Shoot
One of the most notable feminists in Hollywood, Brown grad Emma Watson received some harsh criticism after Vanity Fair revealed a quite interesting photo of her:
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.
One of the most offensive critiques was that of the British radio commentator Julia Hartley-Brewer, who tweeted:
“Emma Watson: ‘Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my t***!’”
And she’s not the only one who said it! Apparently, plenty of people accused Emma of being hypocritical by posing nearly undressed, considering the fact that she is such a passionate self-claimed feminist.
During a recent interview, though, the actress made sure to respond to all of the negative critique she received for her photos:
“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,” Watson told Reuters. “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 t*** have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”
Emma Watson has been a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador for three years and she initiated the campaign HeForShe, which enourages men to support equality between genders.