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Emma Watson arrives at the world premiere of "Beauty and the Beast" at the El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Emma Watson fired back at those who called her a 'bad feminist' for her Vanity Fair photos


They were saying that I couldn't be a feminist and have boobs.
Emma Watson told Reuters

Actress Emma Watson fired back at critics who called her a "bad feminist" for posing for Vanity Fair in a white Burberry top that revealed the lower half of her breasts. 

Watson, who stars in the remake of "Beauty and the Beast," told Reuters she was stunned by the criticism she's received for the photo. 

Watson told the BBC she was shocked to hear how misunderstood feminism has become.

"Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It's about freedom. It's about liberation. It's about equality. It's not -- I really don't know what my t*ts have to do with it."

That comment was in response to British radio presenter and commentator, Julia Hartley-Brewer, who tweeted accusing Watson of being a hypocrite for appearing in the revealing photo. 

"Feminism, feminism... gender wage gap... why oh why am I not taken seriously... feminism... oh, and here are my (t*ts)!" Hartley-Brewer tweeted earlier this week. 

Her tweet launched a heated debate on social media about the meaning of feminism. 

The 26-year-old star who made a name for herself playing Hermione Grainger in the "Harry Potter" series has been a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador since 2014. 

Watson is responsible for launching the "He For She" campaign, which encourages people around the world to take action to create a gender equal world. 

"We want to end gender inequality and to do that we need everyone to be involved," Watson said when she launched the campaign. 

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