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Emma Watson did a shoot with Vanity Fair and it was brilliant (credit where it's due!) In the spread was a shot of Watson wearing only a piece of artistic fabric warming part of her bare bosom. Here it is.
Photograph by Tim Walker / Vanity Fair
Immediately! someone commented. It’s the generation of speed, and that tweet could not have gone viral any faster:
Emma Watson: "Feminism, feminism... gender wage gap... why oh why am I not taken seriously... feminism... oh, and here are my tits!" pic.twitter.com/gb7OvxzRH9— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) March 1, 2017
Ex-newspaper editor and pundit Piers Morgan waded in with gusto:
But Emma used that very stick to beat Beyonce. That's my point. https://t.co/EEh83ayOUt— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 6, 2017
Here's her reply:
This is the part of my 2014 interview with Tavi where we talked about Beyoncé. My words are in bold. pic.twitter.com/Y8vumOeyDT— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 7, 2017
What Esquire thinks: Yes, it IS important to talk about feminism and equal rights. But it's time to let the girl go.