Recent criticisms against her revealing photo in a Vanity Fair shoot have left Beauty and the Beast actress Emma Watson quite confounded.
As part of her shoot with the magazine, fashion photographer Tim Walker captured an image of Watson wearing a white crocheted jacket — exposing parts of her breasts.
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.
Apparently, her revealing pose did not sit well with some people in the social media because it was perceived to be in conflict with her advocacy on feminism.
One critic had this to tweet:
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
In a recent interview with Dan Stevens for Beauty and the Beast film premiere, Watson was asked what she thought about these comments regarding her Vanity Fair shoot.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 5, 2017
The actress admitted that she finds it all very confusing.
“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is of what feminism is,” she shared in her interview.
Watson also clarified that “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.”
“I’m always just kind of quietly stunned,” the actress added.
You can check out her full Vanity Fair shoot video here:
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) March 1, 2017