Emma Watson's Anti-Feminism Photo-shoot
Emma Watson recently did a photo-shoot with Vanity Fair magazine, and the outcome was less than positive. Watson stunned in a see-through white barely their top, which exposed most of her breasts. From Feminist to the Beyhive (the name of singer Beyoncé’s fans), everyone had a problem with Watson's Vanity Fair shoot and the statement she made afterward.
"She complains that women are sexualized and then sexualizes herself in her own work. Hypocrisy," said radio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer on Twitter.
Social media echoed this statement. Men and women alike accused the actress of not being a real feminist. Was she sexualizing herself, or was she just expressing her sexuality? This was the question people battled with while trying to define what it meant to be a feminist. Watson was quick to answer this question and remind people of the definition. In an interview with BBC after the photo-shoot, Watson stated,
"Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. I'm confused. Most people are confused. I'm always just kind of... quietly stunned. What do my Tits have to do with it?”
That was just part one of Watson's drama. Beyoncé 'Beyhive' also attacked the actress for being a hypocrite as well. They unearthed a comment Watson made in 2014 about Beyoncé saying,
“On the one hand, she is putting herself in a category of a feminist… but then the camera [used in 2013’s self-titled visual album], it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”
Many people were angry that Watson had criticized Beyoncé when she was now doing the same thing herself. Then the words white feminism got thrown into the mix, and it got very personal.
Watson did not let this rest and quickly clapped back by posting the whole transcript of the interview. In the transcript, she fully explains her conflict with Beyoncé and her music. Do you agree with Watson, the Beyhive, or are you more confused about feminism now than ever before? Sound off in the comments section below!