Emma Watson was the target of sexism, slut-shaming and general online bullying after her Vanity Fair cover dropped on Wednesday.
Watson, who's professed many times and in many words that she is an unapologetic feminist, was caught in the crosshairs of a feminist debate after her half-topless photos for the magazine went live.
The "Beauty and the Beast" star has been vocal in supporting women for as long as we can remember, and even when The Fappening occurred, had sage advice for all of Twitter: "Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy."
See the photo that sparked the backlash - as well as some of the insults themselves - below.
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
fuck Emma Watson for shaming Beyoncé and discrediting her feminism for being sexual; and then turning around to do a topless shoot though.— 🌛drea🌜 (@hijadepavlov) March 2, 2017
second of all emma watson has been ragging on women for showing their bodies for years. im sick and TIRED of white feminism— 🌙 (@supremegrrrl) March 2, 2017
I can't take Emma Watson's brand of feminism seriously when she endorses products that can lighten skin. Soz.— GT (@gemmajadeeee) March 2, 2017
@hijadepavlov Imagine if she actually showed the self-awareness and personal responsibility to say, "I've changed my stance" and apologized.— Putoutthebiglight (@amos_true) March 2, 2017
@hijadepavlov Blatant hypocrisy— Abbas Azmat (@Abbasizme) March 2, 2017
@LiberPatriot no, she complains that women are sexualised and then sexualises herself in her own work. Hypocrisy.— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) March 1, 2017
@JuliaHB1 it's the only way she can get her points across I guess 🙈🙈— philip allen (@philallen02) March 1, 2017