Leave it to Emma Watson to put critics in their place!
The most recent instance is in response to the ludicrous backlash of her photo shoot with Vanity Fair. In the photo shoot, Emma poses for a tasteful and slightly revealing photo that has been the reception of Internet hate.
Perhaps one of the strongest critics of the photo is Julia Hartley-Brewer, a British radio commentator. She tweeted the following:
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
The tweets resulted in a social media debate between supporters and critics alike.
Watson continues to advocate for feminism and women’s issues. Although she is busy on her Beauty and the Beast press tour, she defended herself, the photo, and feminism in general.
“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. It’s not — I really don’t know what my t*ts have to do with it.”
What a #boss. All in a day’s work.
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.