The Beauty and the Beast star is under some backlash over the release of this semi-nude photo on Vanity Fair.
Maturing from Hermione to Belle in @beautyandthebeast is a true coming-of-age story for @EmmaWatson: "I couldn't care less if I won an Oscar or not if the movie didn’t say something that I felt was important for people to hear." Read the full cover story at the link in bio. Photograph by Tim Walker.
Watson who stars in Beauty and the Beast as Belle is also known for starting the #HeForShe campaign which promotes feminism. In 2014, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and continues to actively speaks out about women’s rights.
At the release of the Vanity Fair issue, it wasn’t long before people took to Twitter to target the star for the picture which they deemed anti-feminist.
Emma Watson: "Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my tits!" pic.twitter.com/gb7OvxzRH9
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) March 1, 2017
— brett caton (@bcaton2) March 1, 2017
Despite her critics, some of her fans were also backing her up on Twitter.
— Laetitia (@LaetitiaMcP2011) March 1, 2017
Showing your body doesn't contradict feminism. What DOES contradict feminism is going out of your way to attack other women on the internet. https://t.co/mqKUn4ZfEF
— Lauren 🌻 (@laurenevie_) March 1, 2017
— Sol Gaytán (@Sol_GH) March 2, 2017