Emma Watson got a little worked up in a recent interview as she defended accusation of hypocrisy. Talking with the BBC about her new movie “Beauty and the Beast,” Emma was passionate in questioning why her revealing Vanity Fair photoshoot disqualified her from being a feminist. Critics have taken issue with Emma speaking out about bringing her brand of feminism to the Disney classic while simultaneously posing scantily clad for a magazine.
“Feminism is about giving women choice,” Emma explained in her defense. “Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with.” The normally composed actress stumbled over her words a bit as she continued explaining what feminism means to her.
“It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation. It’s about equality,” she said. “I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”
Emma’s belief in liberating women explains much of her photoshoot. But it doesn’t explain why she was dressed like a British colonist for an interview where she said she’s not afraid to discuss the impacts of imperialism.
See Emma defend her photoshoot below.
(Photo credit: Emma Watson Instagram account)