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Emma Watson responds to photo shoot controversy, defends feminist stance

"I really don't know what my tits have to do with it. It's very confusing"

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Mar 2017

Emma's VF covershoot
Photo: Disney/Instagram

Emma Watson had recently come under heavy scrutiny for her Vanity Fair cover shoot – specifically for one of the photos that showed the actress in a cleavage-baring Bolero jacket from Burberry. British radio presenter and commentator Julia Hartley-Brewer was one of the people to have accused Emma for being hypocritical on Twitter.

Julia then later defended her statement with "she [Emma] complains that women are sexualised and then sexualises herself in her own work".

In an interview with Reuters, Emma responded to the controversy: "It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is."

"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," Emma added. "I really don't know what my tits have to do with it. It's very confusing."

"I'm confused. Most people are confused. No, I'm just always quietly stunned," she said. So are we, Emma!

Related: All the looks Emma Watson wore on the 'Beauty and the Beast' press tour
Related: Dior's feminism T-shirt is doing more than just promoting feminism


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