LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emma Watson has hit back at critics who claimed her recent photoshoot for Vanity Fair betrayed her feminist ideals.
In one image from the shoot, photographed by Tim Walker, Watson poses in a crochet white top that reveals part of her cleavage.READ MORE: Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department Budget
On Saturday, the 26-year-old Watson said the controversy represented “a fundamental and complete misunderstanding of what feminism is.” She says, “Feminism is about equality and it’s about choice.” She adds: “Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women.”READ MORE: 165 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized, Man Arrested In Oakland Crackdown
The British actress stars as Belle in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, which hits theaters next week.MORE NEWS: Menlo Park Fire Chief: Time Is Short in Search for Survivors of Florida Condo Collapse
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