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 tits!" pic.twitter.com/gb7OvxzRH9
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) March 1, 2017
"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:
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."