Emma Watson has stirred the BeyHive after the actress defended one of the more revealing images from her recent Vanity Fairphoto shoot. At both the premiere of Beauty and the Beast and in an interview with The Telegraph, Emma said she has every right to be a feminist and pose with her shirt unbuttoned. “I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing,” she said on the red carpet last week, while telling The Telegraph, “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women.”
Now a 2014 Emma Watson interview with Wonderland Magazine is back in the spotlight. As the Beyhive points out, at the time, Emma was highly critical of how Beyoncé presented herself in her 2013 self-titled visual album. “As I was watching [the videos] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her,” she said. Beyoncé the album included hits like “Drunk in Love,” “Partition,” and “***Flawless” (which sampled Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We should all be feminists” speech).
The BeyHive and Emma’s fans have been debating over whether or not the actress is in the wrong. The bee emojis have also been slowly turning up on her Instagram account:
By Harper’s Bazaar