Emma Watson Doesn’t See What Her Boobs Have To Do With Feminism

Ford Springer | Contributor

Emma Watson has finally responded to critics who called her a hypocrite and claimed she abandoned her feminist ideals by posing in a revealing photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine.

The “Harry Potter” star and United Nations goodwill ambassador believes that the criticism of her photo shoot shows that there’s still a gross misunderstanding of feminism, which has nothing to do with her boobs.

(Photo credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,” Watson said in an interview with Reuters News.

“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 said.

In an otherwise very conservative spread for Vanity Fair’s March issue, critics have gone after Watson for one particular photo in which she’s wearing a white crocheted bolero jacket with no shirt or bra underneath.

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British journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer went after the “Beauty and the Beast” actress for the photo taken by fashion photographer Tim Walker in a condescending tweet directed at Watson.

“Emma Watson: Feminism, feminism . . . gender wage gap . . . why oh why am I not taken seriously . . . feminism . . . oh, and here are my tits!”

Many came to Watson’s defense on the issue, including fellow actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, who is an outspoken advocate of women choosing to express themselves however they please.

“I’m confused. Most people are confused,” Watson said of the criticism. “We’d been doing so many crazy things on that shoot but it felt incredibly artistic and I’ve been so creatively involved and engaged with Tim and I’m so thrilled about how interesting and beautiful the photographs were.”

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