Emma Watson Fires Back At Vanity Fair “Topless” Detractors

Emma Watson Fires Back At Vanity Fair “Topless” Detractors
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Actress Emma Watson has come out swinging against detractors of her recent Vanity Fair cover and shoot which included an image of the 26-year-old topless.

Some opponents argued that it was the wrong message for someone who is such a vocal campaigner for feminist issues.

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However, Watson has hit back at the “confusing” rhetoric, arguing the whole point of feminism is about “choice”.

“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick about which to beat other women with,’ she told Reuters.

“It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.

“Most people are confused. I’m always kind of quietly stunned. They were saying I couldn’t be a feminist and have boobs,” she said.

Some of Waton’s detractors likened her shoot to a page three topless shot in a tabloid newspaper. Radio presenter and columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer questioned why posing topless for a “posh magazine” like Vanity Fair was “empowering” yet doing it for a page three tabloid was “exploitation”.

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