Emma Watson is currently under fire for her comments about Beyonce’s feminism five years ago. The BeyHive, the name that Beyonce’s fans are calling themselves, have trooped to Watson’s social media accounts, asking her to apologize to the Queen B.
This controversy started after Watson’s Vanity Fair shoot this March where she showed her under boobs. The 26-year-old actress also came out very mature after she posted without a bra and hinted a nipple on one of the inside photos. Watson was outraged at the comments, saying that feminism is about freedom and equality.
Emma Watson A Hypocrite?
But her Vanity Fair photos were not the focus of the fans’ comments against her. Emma Watson seemed a little hypocritical that she allowed herself to pose sexily in these series of photos. Back in 2014, she allegedly attacked Beyonce for showing her cleavage in many of her music videos.
Beyonce’s fans have crowded Watson’s social media accounts, fighting bravely with the British actress’ fans. Many thought she was out of line with her Beyonce comments, and that she has to apologize to the singer.
One Instagram account with the username @exclusive_dc said in all caps: “Apologize hoe. You showing your titties but had the nerve to come for Beyonce expressing her sexuality.” They even used the hashtag #apologize.
Ironically, Watson attended the Beauty and the Beast premiere with Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy last weeks. It seems to us that Beyonce doesn’t mind what the actress thought about her five years ago.
To be fair to Watson, maybe her views about feminism have since changed and evolved. That was five years ago, after all, and a lot can change about one person.
Emma Clarified Her Comments About Beyonce
One her Twitter account, Watson clarified her comments about Beyonce by posting a portion of her interview with Tavi. This was where she talked about Beyonce’s feminism.
In the interview, Watson said she admired Beyonce for putting her music out there, amidst all the very sensationalist MTV videos. “On the one hand, she is putting herself in a category of feminist, this very strong woman . . . but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”
If you do not read further, it seems like the British actress was actually criticizing Beyonce’s own interpretation of feminism. But farther down the interview, Watson said that Beyonce’s controlling and directing her videos make her sexuality empowering “because it is her choice.”
She also understands that the camera made the experience very seductive because Beyonce wanted to portray that she was performing for her husband, Jay-Z. Emma Watson said that it’s empowering for Beyonce to take it into her own hands and show the world that she’s more than just a male fantasy; that she’s in a committed relationship and has a child.