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Emma Watson Responds to Backlash From Beyonce Fans Calling Her a Hypocrite

by Desiree Murphy 3:40 PM PST, March 07, 2017
Playing Emma Watson Responds to Backlash From Beyonce Fans Calling Her a Hypocrite

Emma Watson has found herself under attack by the Beyhive.

After pics from the 26-year-old actress' recent photo shoot with Vanity Fair were released, in which she poses braless, Beyoncé fans took to Twitter to call her out for being a hypocrite.

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Many fans claimed that back in 2014, Watson -- a feminist herself -- called out their Queen, saying that by using her sexuality as empowerment, she wasn't a feminist in an interview with Wonderland magazine. Watson was talking about how the pop star presented herself in the videos for her self-titled visual album, Beyoncé, which included hits like "Drunk in Love," "Pretty Hurts" and "Flawless."

But as Watson noted via social media on Monday, her words were clearly taken out of context. The brunette beauty re-posted her full quotes, even highlighting the section where she talks about Bey.

"This is the part of my 2014 interview with Tavi [Gevinson] where we talked about Beyoncé," she explained in her tweet. "My words are in bold."

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"My friend and I sat and we watched all [Beyoncé's] videos back-to-back and I was very conflicted," Watson told Gevinson at the time. "I so admire her confidence to put her music out in that way, in amidst all these very sensationalist MTV performances, I was so psyched about that. On the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, this very strong woman … but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her."

"By publically exposing her marriage, that she is in a committed relationship, that she has a child, is probably really against that kind of memo and she does make it clear that she is performing for him [husband Jay Z in 'Drunk in Love',]" she continued. "And the fact she wasn't doing it for a label, she was doing it for herself and the control that she has directing it and putting it out there, I agree is making her sexuality empowering because it is her choice."

"The second is that I would say you do get a sense of, '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,'" Watson added. "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."

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Regardless of how the Beyhive feels, we highly doubt there's any bad blood between Beyoncé and Watson. After all, the pregnant "Sorry" singer attended the red carpet premiere of Watson's latest live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast, with her husband and their 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, by her side, putting her baby bump on full display in a stunning green gown.

See the pics in the video below!

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