Emma Watson Responds To People Bringing Up Her Comments On Beyoncé

She Tweeted the full article from which people are getting their quotes

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Not naming any names *cough* Piers Morgan *cough*, but people have been taking some stuff Emma Watson said waaaay out of context in an attempt to get a 'gotcha' moment.

If you live in a bunker, you may not have heard that Watson posed braless in a shoot for Vanity Fair by Tim Walker.

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According to some, because Emma is an outspoken feminist (UN spokesperson, Brown/Oxford graduate, actress of one of the best kick-ass girl characters ever), it turns out she can't have boobs, or even insinuate she has any.

Once this news had travelled back to her, she responded in exasperation, saying, 'Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with.'

Quite rightly re-iterating the fact that feminism is about freedom. Not the freedom to all things in feminism's name, but surely at least the right to govern how, where and in what manner you use your own body.

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Our favourite 'journo' Piers (he actually called us 'Feministas' once, which we loved), recently wrote this article accusing Emma of hypocrisy because of this comment of Emma's:

'As I was watching, I felt very conflicted. I felt her (Beyoncé's) message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a voyeuristic experience of her.'

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He then extrapolates this quote to mean Emma was accusing Beyoncé of 'getting her tits out for the lads', and 'Beyoncé flashing her flesh to sell an album in the name of feminism dismayed Emma, because she feared it would simply serve to titillate men.'

Thankfully, Emma was on hand to Tweet the entire text from which Piers took the quote, and even gave us a handy highlight.

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You can see from this excerpt that not only is her opinion isn't fully 'formulated' yet, but that she concluded that Beyoncé's album actually says, 'I can be a feminist, I can be an intellectual, I can be all these other things, but I can also be ok with my femininity and being pretty and with all these things that I thought might negate my message or negate what I am about.'

She continues, 'That really is the most interesting thing about the album. It is so inclusive and puts feminism and femininity and female empowerment on such a broad spectrum.'

Hmmm, not quite beating Beyoncé with the Feminism stick and accusing her of getting her tits out for lads is it?

Sounds like her having a considered conversation about navigating and performing female sexuality whilst actively engaging in Feminism, but what do we know?

We're just Feministas who can't take a joke.

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