Emma Watson is still struggling to defend her feminist credentials. After taking some heat for her Vanity Fair photoshoot, Emma tried to explain how confused she was by all the attention focused on her nearly-exposed breasts in the pics. But fans of Beyoncé had some insight into why there was such a dust-up over Emma’s body in the spread. They pointed to an interview with Tavi Gevinson where Emma asked Tavi what she thought of Beyoncé’s self-titled album.
“I’m quite nervous to bring it up because I still haven’t really formulated my own ideas about it but Beyoncé’s new album,” Emma began. “My friend and I sat and we watched all the videos back-to-back and I was really conflicted.” Emma said, critical of Beyoncé calling herself a feminist.
“On the one hand she is putting herself in the category of a feminist, this very strong woman,” Emma said in the three-year-old, “but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”