Emma Watson was in the March issue of Vanity Fair to promote Beauty and the Beast, and of course her interview was accompanied by a fancy fashion shoot. There was one shot where Emma posed wearing a strategically-placed rope cape that showed some of her boobs, and it didn’t take long for people to wonder out loud whether it was hypocritical for a very vocal feminist to be posing tits-out. Emma has a response for those people.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the shot that had some people shaking their head.
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.
Emma was asked about the anti-feminist titty drama by Reuters during an interview with her BatB co-star Dan Stevens. Emma gave a quick little lesson on feminism for those at home shaking their heads in disgust over her decision to pose semi-topless.
“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is. 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 confused. Most people are confused. No, I’m always just quietly stunned.”
Feminist or not, I think we can all agree on the part about giving women choice. If Emma wants to let her tits breathe in sexy Hunger Games bridal couture, then I’m going to respect that.
Emma’s comments might have shut some of the haters up. Buuuuuut they ended up pissing off the Beyhive. The internet reminded Emma about a 2014 Wonderland interview in which she judged Beyonce for identifying as a feminist and then acting sexy in a music video. I don’t think that’s a situation Emma will be able to explain away. Her only option is to try to distract them by waving something shiny them. Like that weird music video for Beauty and the Beast. “Hey, look at this! Don’t you think this song would have been better if Beyonce sang both parts? Me too! I love her! Please stop tweeting at me now?”