In an interview with Reuters, actor Emma Watson said she doesn't understand the controversy around her braless Vanity Fair photo. Quick recap—some people felt that showing (part of) her breasts undermined her message of feminism. But Emma Watson doesn't agree at all.
The 26-year-old actor, who is currently promoting her new movie, the live-action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, told Reuters,
It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is. 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. I'm confused. Most people are confused. No, I'm just always just quietly stunned.
She went on to say,
We'd been doing so many crazy things on that shoot, but it had really felt incredibly sort of artistic, and I'd been so kind of like creatively involved and engaged with Tim [Walker, the photographer] and I was so thrilled with how kind of like interesting and beautiful the photographs were.
The Vanity Fair photographs were indeed very beautiful and arty, including the braless one, and Emma Watson knows it. She's going to have to stop being surprised by trolls commenting on her body, choices, actions, relationships, and everything else under the sun, though. Come on, Emma, you're no stranger to Hollywood! It might be time to stop being shocked.