Feminists Are Flipping Out Over Emma Watson’s Racy Vanity Fair Photo Shoot
Emma Watson is facing a fury of feminist backlash after the “Beauty and the Beast” star went topless for her recent Vanity Fair cover story.
The 26-year-old actress and United Nations ambassador is an outspoken feminist herself. That’s mostly the reason some women have been losing their minds after seeing Vanity Fair’s photo of Watson and were quick to call her a “hypocrite” for agreeing to pose in that manner.
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) March 1, 2017
@JuliaHB1 Emma Watson another clueless luvvie doesn’t understand feminist means speaking out against CSE, FGM & oppression! #Hypocrites
— STOPCSE (@S70PR4P3) March 1, 2017
Emma Watson is a disgusting hypocrite for this and I hate her even more pic.twitter.com/hqftBtShWQ
— Khaleesi (@Kelechi_AI) March 1, 2017
Feminist: Page 3 girls? Topless? Ban them! Emma Watson topless? Brave and Stunning! #doublethink #hypocrisy
— brett caton (@bcaton2) March 1, 2017
fuck Emma Watson for shaming Beyoncé and discrediting her feminism for being sexual; and then turning around to do a topless shoot though.
— drea (@hijadepavlov) March 2, 2017
Of course, others came to Watson’s defense arguing that her critics don’t understand the meaning of feminism, saying that women have a right to express and empower themselves however they choose to do so.
You think this is bad? When she gave her speech to the UN you could see both bare ankles & a fairly serious amount of calf. Shameful. https://t.co/MyDUyMcO3E
— Felix Gott (@Felixgott) March 1, 2017
Reasons I can’t with modern feminism #freethenipple exists, and then @EmmaWatson gets bashed for going braless on mag cover. Smh.
— Rachel (@muffinbutt0107) March 2, 2017
. @EmmaWatson ‘s VF cover is not anti-feminist. Fem theory 101: feminism means free choice Let her empower herself however she wants
— Becca Dougherty (@bexdougherty) March 2, 2017
If your feminism involves concern trolling Emma Watson’s boobs, perhaps you need to check your premises. HARD. #rpt
— Craig Ranapia (@CMRanapia) March 2, 2017
Sorry how does Emma Watson going bare on her vanity fair cover contradict her feminism???? If anything it favours it
— Danielle Douglas (@danielle_d96) March 2, 2017
Watson discussed her rise to fame, her decision to step away from acting and her new role as Belle in Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake in the Vanity Fair story.
The former “Harry Potter” star has been proudly outspoken about her feminist views and helped to launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe that called on men to advocate for gender equality.
“There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress… but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that’s a completely different ball game,” Watson told ELLE of the backlash she’s received for speaking out for her beliefs.
“There were a couple of days when I just didn’t want to come out from under the duvet,” she continued.
“At first I wasn’t sure if I should allow myself to be upset by it, but then I realized I needed to give myself 24 hours to sulk, and then move forward.”