​Emma Watson Hits Back at Anti-Feminist Critics of Her Topless Photoshoot

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Mar 6, 2017

Emma Watson has struck back against online trolls dubbing her "anti-feminist" for appearing semi-topless in a new Vanity Fair spread.
As the star of the upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast remake, Watson posed as "the Rebel Belle" in the magazine's latest issue, and the resulting photos (sadly unsurprisingly) garnered plenty of negative attention from men and women alike.

UK paper The Sun reprinted the cover with the headline "Beauty and the Breasts," which was re-shared by many claiming Watson couldn't possibly be feminist and wear a crop top at the same time.

Watson has now responded to the controversy, calling out her fellow female critics.
"Feminism is about giving women choice," an exasperated Watson said in a video interview with the BBC. "Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It's about freedom. It's about liberation. It's about equality."
She added, "I really don't know what my tits have to do with it. It's very confusing."
Watch the interview clip below. Beyond that, see some behind the scenes footage from the Vanity Fair photoshoot in question.

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