Emma Watson Shamed Beyoncé For Showing Her Body in 2014
Ever since people freaked out that Emma Watson flashed a bit of boob in a magazine, Emma’s been outraged, calling herself the kind of feminist who doesn’t know “what my tits have to do with it.”
But curiously enough, back in 2014, she publicly questioned whether Beyoncé could be a feminist because she’d chosen to show off her body on film.
Don’t you just love it when the past comes back to bite a self-righteous celebrity in the butt?
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Last week, Emma Watson was photographed for Vanity Fair wearing a little crocheted top that did not cover all of her cleavage.
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.
Some people took this as an opportunity to drag her through the mud because they didn’t think feminists could also be down for showing bits of tits in print.
For instance, Julia-Hartley Brewer, a British radio personality, wrote, “Feminism, feminism…gender wage gap…why oh why am I not taken seriously…feminism…oh and here are my (t*ts)!”
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
Needless to say, feminist Emma Watson was pissed.
“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is.” Emma Watson told Reuters in response. “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. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”
And it’s easy to nod your head and give Emma all the brownie points, until you get reminded she basically said the same thing her haters are saying now to Beyoncé.
MTV News writer Ira Madison III posted this quote of Emma Watson’s 2014 Interview with Wonderland Magazine.
“As i was watching [Beyoncé’s visual album] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but the the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”
Emma’s quote from Wonderland magazine: pic.twitter.com/s7i0Z81kZK
— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 4, 2017
And we weren’t the only ones to get the message loud and clear.
Emma Watson: “Beyoncé using her sexuality as empowerment isn’t feminism!”
Also Emma Watson: pic.twitter.com/ZhfKmXfsRi
— ☾ jay (@WOLVERlNES) March 3, 2017
Emma Watson is hypocrite. Now that she is being attacked for the same thing she attacked Beyonce for 5 years ago, it is problem. Girl bye.
— Ᏸecca (@MJStarLover) March 5, 2017
So yeah, feel bad for Emma Watson is you really want to, but don’t fall over yourself defending her.