Emma Watson's topless photo sparks #WhatFeministsWear hashtag on Twitter

Harry Potter actress Emma Watson turned some heads with a recent Vanity Fair photoshoot:

Watson, who spoke to the magazine about her role in Beauty and the Beast, received backlash for showing some skin.

British journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer claimed that the cover made Watson a hypocrite:

"Emma Watson: 'Feminism, feminism... gender wage gap... why oh why am I not taken seriously... feminism... oh, and here are my t---!'" Hartley-Brewer wrote.

Watson defended the cover, saying it did not affect her feminism. "Feminism is about giving women choice," she told Reuters. "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."

As it turns out, many on social media were confused as well. On Monday, the hashtag #WhatFeministsWear went viral on Twitter; people set out to prove that feminists can wear anything:

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#whatfeministswear https://t.co/zvZbvy7ERq
#WhatFeministsWear https://t.co/k9bFikWRgG
or maternity clothes, if we're so inclined #whatfeministswear https://t.co/ZrrA6cHJWl? https://t.co/smVd8EjW3H
💁🏻 #WhatFeministsWear #whateveriwant https://t.co/dylM9BMzLr
Check my credentials and then check your privilege. *hair flip* #WhatFeministsWear https://t.co/c6YFCLAqUu
#WhatFeministsWear Whatever The F-ck They Want
#WhatFeministsWear - an expression that says we're tired of patriarchal garbage @GloriaSteinem @EmmaWatson @jsam1126 https://t.co/WzvcSlRvFe
Old photo. Still applicable. #whatfeministswear https://t.co/F1MfKuCMeR
#whatfeministswear - pretty sure hijab counts #muslimfeminist #hijab ❤👊🏼 https://t.co/wezIcPKP1z
#whatfeministswear I bought these boots after a guy told me that girls with thick calves shouldn't wear them. https://t.co/8KEpuXs3sh
#WhatFeministsWear Whatever the hell they want! https://t.co/vRCMyhr4Zc
#whatfeministswear : Literally anything we feel like. From burkas to bikinis. 💅🏼 https://t.co/ehcI3F4imC

Feminist activist, Gloria Steinem, agreed. When asked by TMZ what she thought of Watson's cover, she said: "Feminists can wear anything they f------ want."

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