Feminists Are Flipping Out Over Emma Watson’s Racy Vanity Fair Photo Shoot

Ford Springer | Contributor

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.

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.

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.

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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.

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

“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.”

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