Emma Watson’s Vanity Fair Photo Wearing White Capelet Only Sparks Controversy

2 March 2017, 7:40 am EST By Vittorio Hernandez Mobile & Apps
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Emma Watson attends UK launch event for Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast' at Odeon Leicester Square on February 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney)  ( Getty Images )

A-lister Hollywood actress Emma Watson is generating controversy with her pictorial in the latest issue of Vanity Fair where she wearing nothing on top, except a white capelet. However, the capelet is barely enough to hide her bare breasts.

From Hermione To Belle

Critics of Emma Watson, Hermione in “Harry Potter” movies, accuse the actress of being hypocritical because of her stand on feminism. She is receiving a beating on social media after British newspaper The Sun reproduced the sexy photo and headlined it “Beauty and the Breasts,” The Telegraph reports.

Among those who are critical of Emma Watson is Giles Coren, a female journalist, who tweeted, “That dim-witted, attention-seeking hoyden doesn’t just give feminists a bad name, she gives THE HUMAN RACE a bad name.” However, Coren later deleted the tweet.

Julia Hartley-Brewer, a columnist for Daily Mail, also tweeted a photo of the Vanity Fair page where Emma Watson appeared topless. She sarcastically wrote, “Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my tits!”

Feminist Campaigner

However, other commenters argue that what Emma Watson, a UN ambassador besides being a feminist campaigner, did was “a bravely feminist shot,” The Independent reports. In defense of the actress, some people condemned Hartley-Brewer’s comment and argue that nudity and feminism were not “mutually exclusive.” James Holt writes, “I hadn’t realized that feminism had a strict dress code.”

Emma Watson agreed to grace the pages of Vanity Fair to promote the film “Beauty and the Beast” which premieres on March 10. When she became the Global Ambassador for the UN in July 2014, the actress pushed for the launch of HeForShe, a UN Women campaign that calls on males to be advocates of gender equality too.

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