Emma Watson reacts to topless photo controversy


Outspoken actress Emma Watson has fired back at critics who are claiming that she undermined her feminist ideals by posing with her breasts partially exposed for a recent magazine spread.

The 26-year-old UN Goodwill Ambassador was out promoting her latest film, a live-action remake of Disney’s beloved Beauty and the Beast, and was asked by Reuters about the controversy over her appearance in Vanity Fair:

“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 t**s have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”

The blowback appears to have started from a tweet sent out by radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer:

Watson went on to detail how the pose in question was just part of a creative shoot “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,” she said.

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  • pmo

    she’s wearing a welcome mat and a plastic table cloth.

    • K

      And she looks incredible.

      Get your sour grapes outta here and find something better to do with your life.

      • pmo

        she looks horrible including her face, if that is your idea of incredible I can just imagine what u look like.

  • TA

    Feminism includes gender equality. If a man can pose topless or with an article of clothing barely covering his chest, why can’t a woman?
    If she felt comfortable with how her body was being displayed, where’s the issue?

  • Regina

    Looks like a tasteful photo shoot to me and I wasn’t aware that feminism meant being ashamed of your body? So ridiculous this is being criticized.