Emma Watson topless row: Julia Hartley-Brewer blasts feminists' selective outrage

Julia Hartley-Brewer jokes about new feminism rules after being criticised for comments on Emma Watson

Julia Hartley-Brewer hit back after being criticised for her comments on Emma Watson

Monday, March 6, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer hit back after being criticised for her comments on Emma Watson, suggesting feminists' view on nudity is selective and hypocritical.

Our presenter was criticised last week for mocking Watson's Vanity Fair cover shoot, which sees the Harry Potter actress and prominent feminist posing in a see-through top.

Julia began today's show by telling listeners she'd "somehow become the subject of news stories today regarding an actress called Emma Watson," adding:

"You and I know her as Hermione from Harry Potter. I can’t think of a single film that she’s been in since that I’ve heard of. No offence Emma, I just haven’t.

"[But I] loved you in Harry Potter, fabulous stuff."

Julia joked that people need to keep up with the changing rules of feminism, which now stipulate that "if a photograph with women with lots of breasts on display is in a quality magazine like Vanity Fair then it’s called art and empowerment. Page 3 of the Sun, of course, its exploitation."

The talkRADIO presenter also said that, during her show, she would “try and bring up as many kittens as I can - so people who get upset by people giving opinions that they don’t like will feel soothed in some way."

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