If there is one thing we love the most about Emma Watson (among a lot of other things) it is her ability to completely shut down ignorant and insensitive comments with a calm and collected speech.
In case you have no idea why Emma was in this situation anyway, let us fill you in. Ahead of the launch of her new film Beauty and the Beast, Emma aka Belle, graced the cover of Vanity Fair looking exquisite.
People however, felt the feminist was ‘not a feminist’ after this shoot because she showed a little stomach and underboob.
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.
Because apparently being a feminist means hiding all skin. All hell broke loose when the pictures started circulating on social media and of course, the Twittersphere had an opinion.
Journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer, was one of the first to lead the criticism, tweeting, “Emma Watson: ‘Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my tits!’”
Emma spoke to Reuters to shut this down once and for all.
“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 don’t really know what my tits have to do with it.”
Not only did Emma completely shut down any of the haters, or at least give them something to think about, but she also used this as an opportunity to discuss the misconceptions surrounding what a feminist is. This is something the actress has been tirelessly trying to do over the last few years.
Here is a sneak peek at her shoot with Vanity Fair, where she looks stunning of course.