Emma Watson blasts critics over topless Vanity Fair cover

Emma Watson hits back at critics lambasting her topless Vanity Fair cover

The actress responded to the criticism surrounding her topless cover

Monday, March 6, 2017

Emma Watson has hit back at people accusing her of hypocrisy over her topless cover of Vanity Fair.

The actress, known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series and a renowned feminist, has endured a heap of criticism after she appeared on the cover of the magazine wearing only a jacket which artfully covered her modesty.

Commentators had accused the 26-year-old of going against her feminist stance.

In an interview with the BBC, she revealed she was "quietly stunned" at the comments being levelled her way. 

But she told the BBC: "Feminism is about giving women choice, feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women.

"It's about freedom, it's about liberation, it's about equality."

"They were saying that I couldn't be a feminist and... and have boobs.

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

Julia Hartley-Brewer tweeted this in response to the cover: