“Effortlessly Chic: Emma Watson Stuns in a Cream Shift Dress at LA Beauty and the Beast Photocall amidst Backlash over Braless Shoot”

Emma Watson brushed off accusations of hypocrisy after promoting feminism while baring her cleavage in a magazine shoot. She seemed to have moved on from the incident as she attended the Los Angeles photocall for Beauty and the Beast, looking cheerful and radiant. The 26-year-old actress covered up her enviable figure with a cream shift dress that had floral embellishments and a black sash fashioned into a striking bow. Watch the video below.

Chirpy: Emma Watson looked in great spirits at the photocall for Beauty and the Beast in Los Angeles on Sunday after hitting back at critics of her braless photoshoot 

Emma Watson was all smiles at the Beauty and the Beast photocall in Los Angeles on Sunday, despite facing criticism for her recent braless photoshoot. Her outfit featured a high neckline and scallop-trimmed design, with a flared skirt that fell just above the knee. She paired the dress with black court heels that elongated her tanned legs. Emma kept her chestnut hair loose and tousled, framing her lips with a touch of pink gloss. Her co-star, Dan Stevens, who plays the Beast, also attended the event.

Wowing in white: Keeping her fabulous figure under wraps, the actress, 26, donned a cream shift dress adorned with floral detailing and a large black sash fashioned into a bow

Glam: Emma looked incredible

Impressing in Ivory: Concealing her stunning physique, the 26-year-old actress opted for an ivory shift dress that features floral embellishments and a big black ribbon tied into a bow.

Legs eleven: High-necked in design, the scallop-trimmed garment flared out over her slender curves falling just above the knee and grazing her tanned and toned pins

Eleven legs: This piece features a high-neck design with scalloped trimmings and a flared-out silhouette that accentuates her svelte figure. It falls just above the knee, grazing her sun-kissed and toned legs.

Brunette beauty: Keeping her chestnut locks loose and tousled, she styled her glossy tresses in a side parting whilst she framed her plump pout with a slick of pink gloss

Chic: Emma looked incredible

Gorgeous Brown-haired Woman: She kept her chestnut hair untied and casually tousled, arranging it in a side partition while adding a touch of pink gloss to accentuate her full lips.

Stunning: Emma looked phenomenal as she posed for snaps at the press conference 

Emma made heads turn as she struck a pose during the press conference, looking strikingly beautiful. The occasion followed Emma’s bold response to critics who accused her of contradicting her feminist beliefs by posing in a nearly topless picture wearing a Burberry rope cape for a shoot with Tim Walker. Emma, a 26-year-old UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, revealed that she was taken aback by the backlash. In an interview with BBC, she dismissed allegations of hypocrisy, emphasizing that her decision to appear topless did not diminish her advocacy for gender equality.

In good company: Emma - who plays Belle in the live-action retelling of the Disney classic - was joined by her handsome co-star Dan Stevens - who plays the Beast

Co-star: Dan leads the star-studded cast

Hanging out together: Emma, who portrays Belle in the modern version of the beloved Disney movie, had some company in the form of her attractive co-star Dan Stevens, who plays the Beast.

Dapper: Dan looked suave in a charcoal grey suit that he teamed with a Markus Lupfer T-shirt

Dan appeared stylish and sophisticated wearing a charcoal grey suit paired with a Markus Lupfer T-shirt. In regards to feminism, the actress stated that it is not meant to be used as a tool to criticize other women, but rather a movement for freedom, liberation, and equality. She was bewildered by the idea that her breasts had any relevance to the topic and expressed her confusion. When Dan Stevens, her co-star in Beauty And The Beast, spoke about the issue, she responded by stating that some individuals claimed she could not support feminism while possessing breasts.

Defending herself: Emma Watson has tweeted an excerpt from her interview at the center of controversy to defend herself from critics who have taken issue with her analysis of Beyonce's 2013 self-titled album. She is seen above at the world premiere of Beauty and the Beast in Hollywood on March 2

Responding to criticism, Emma defended her collaboration with photographer Tim Walker, which some argued went against her feminist beliefs. The actress made her statement while attending the Hollywood premiere of Beauty and the Beast on March 2.

Speaking to BBC, the 26-year-old actress - who is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador - admitted she was completely 'stunned' by the controversy. Seen above in the interview

During her interview with the BBC, the 26-year-old actress, who serves as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, expressed her surprise and shock regarding the controversy. The actress stated that she was completely caught off guard by the situation.

'Stunned': Speaking to BBC, the 26-year-old actress - who is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador - admitted she was completely 'stunned' by the controversy

In an interview with BBC, the 26-year-old actress, who is also a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, expressed her surprise and shock at the controversy. The word ‘stunned’ accurately reflects the intensity of her reaction to the situation.

After being criticized on social media for posing in revealing clothing, despite being an advocate for feminism and the fight against the sexualization of women, the British beauty received both criticism and support. Some accused her of hypocrisy, while others defended her right to dress as she pleases. The controversy sparked a debate on social media, with some pointing out the double standards within the feminist movement. Despite the backlash, her loyal fans and fellow feminists stood by her side.

Social media backlash: Emma faced with social media backlash accusing her of being a 'hypocrite' for posing almost topless for Vanity Fair - but her fans have come back fighting in defense of the actress

Emma Watson is currently facing backlash on social media after posing nearly topless for Vanity Fair. She has been accused of hypocrisy by fans who have pointed out her past comments about Beyoncé’s brand of feminism and her hyper-sexualized image. Some fans are questioning how Emma can criticize Beyoncé for playing into the male gaze while also taking part in a topless photo shoot. Despite the backlash, some fans have come to Emma’s defense and are fighting back against the criticism.

Twitter reaction: The social media storm began shortly after the cover was released 

The frenzy on Twitter kicked off right after the cover was made public.

Speaking out: Several people objected to Emma posing 'topless' after criticizing Beyonce's brand of feminism for being too sexualized

Expressing their opinions: Many individuals voiced their disapproval of Emma’s decision to pose without a shirt on, especially after she had previously criticized Beyonce’s feminist message for being overly sexualized.

Upsetting the BeyHive: Staunch feminist Emma previously said of Beyonce, 'I felt her message felt very conflicted'

Emma, a strong advocate for women’s rights, had shared her thoughts about Beyonce in the past, stating that she found the singer’s message to be contradictory. This opinion may have angered Beyonce’s devoted fan base, known as the BeyHive.

Show of support: The 26-year-old actress - who is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador - received an influx of support from her loyal fans and fellow feminists

Emma Watson, a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, recently received an outpouring of support from both her fans and feminists after facing criticism for a Vanity Fair photoshoot. While some labeled her a “hypocrite,” many defended her by stating that criticizing her choice goes against the basic principle of feminism – allowing women to make choices about their own bodies. In fact, hundreds of positive comments flooded in, with fans expressing their admiration for Watson’s autonomy and body positivity. One thing is certain – Emma Watson remains a powerful figure for women’s rights.

Firing back: For every negative comment there were hundreds of positive ones

Responding in kind: Despite receiving negative feedback, there were numerous positive remarks to counter it.

Missing the point: People revealed that anyone who branded her a 'hypocrite' had missed the point of feminist

Not getting it: Individuals disclosed that those who labeled her as a ‘hypocrite’ failed to understand the essence of feminism.

Double standards: Others pointed out the blatant double standard still prevalent in society

The issue of double standards has been brought up by many individuals who have pointed out its undeniable prevalence in our society.

'Her body, her choice': The star's fans defended her choice to pose whichever way she wished

Emma Watson’s fans have come to her defense after she faced backlash for posing semi-nude. Many of her supporters stated that it is her body and her choice to pose whichever way she wishes. However, others pointed out that there is still a double standard in society where women are criticized for posing semi-nude while men are not. Despite receiving criticism, some fans believe that Emma is not a hypocrite for showing her breasts and claiming to be a feminist because feminism means equality. In 2009, Emma expressed her refusal to let stylists dictate her image and stated that she would not get naked for just anyone.

Getting deep: Emma, who soared to fame in 2001 playing Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, gave an extremely insightful interview to accompany her stunning shoot as she delved into the wild world of Hollywood and where she stands as a former child star

Emma, renowned for her role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, shared some deep insights in a recent interview that accompanied a striking photo shoot. She delved into the unpredictable world of Hollywood and discussed her stance as a former child star. In contrast to the common belief that revealing clothing is sexy, she believes that less is more when it comes to being attractive. Emma admits that she would only consider going topless for famous art-house director Bernardo Bertolucci and not for the sake of shocking people. Despite some backlash from fans, Emma looked stunning on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, where she paired her edgy hairdo with a frothy white gown. In one of her boldest shots yet, Emma posed topless beneath a caged capelet, displaying her high-fashion style.

A woman: It seems Beauty And The Beast has been Emma's true coming-of-age film, as she attributes the blockbuster, a live action remake of the 1991 cartoon, as becoming 'a woman' - from Hermione to Belle

Emma Watson has revealed that Beauty and the Beast is the movie that helped her transition from being Hermione to Belle, making it her true coming-of-age film. The movie is a live-action remake of the 1991 cartoon. Emma credits the blockbuster for making her feel like a woman.

It's a hit: The 1991 cartoon edition of the movie is one of the most famous animations of all time

Changing it up: Emma put her own touches on the movie when she scooped the role as Belle

In the past, she wasn’t making headlines, but now she’s dominating the promotional circuit with her portrayal of Belle in the live action adaptation of the beloved 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast.

During a dramatic photoshoot, the actress donned a Burberry rope capelet to protect her modesty and paired it with a high-waisted lace skirt from the same luxury brand. As a strong advocate for women’s rights, Emma proudly proclaimed Belle, her Disney character, as an empowered princess who controls her own destiny. Wanting to make the character her own, Emma transformed Belle from a bookish dreamer to an inventor’s assistant who designs a modern washing machine. Despite original costume sketches depicting Belle in ballet pumps, Emma insisted on wearing riding boots, allowing her to work and interact with the French village setting.

Her hero: Emma revealed that she showed the final cut of Beauty And The Beast to legendary feminist Gloria Steinem (pictured in 1997), who she revealed she was desperately seeking a seal of approval from so as to ensure her portrayal of Belle was true to women.

Emma sought the approval of feminist icon Gloria Steinem to ensure her portrayal of Belle in Beauty And The Beast was authentic to women. Unlike her peers, Emma doesn’t strive for an Oscar and instead prioritizes a film’s message to the public. She showed the final cut of the movie to both her mother and Steinem and believes that winning an award is insignificant if the movie doesn’t convey something important. Emma spent her early childhood in Paris and was raised by her mother in Oxfordshire during the week and spent weekends in London with her father after her parents’ divorce.

What Oscar? While she has determinedly created an impressive catalogue of work at just 26, it seems Emma contrasts to her peers in some ambitions as she admits to having no interest in winning an Oscar

Who needs an Oscar anyway? Emma, who’s only 26 years old, has already accomplished a lot in her career. However, unlike many of her colleagues, she doesn’t seem to care about winning an Academy Award.

Happy times: Emma's mother is Jacqueline Luesby (pictured together at The Early Show in 2007), who she lived with in Oxfordshire on weekdays following the divorce

Daddy's girl: Emma would spend her weekends with her father Chris (pictured at The Early Show in 2009) in London. She admits books and reading helped forge a connection with the two

Emma, the daughter of English lawyers Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, spent her childhood with her mother in Oxfordshire during the week and with her father in London on weekends after their divorce. Despite being a conscientious star who achieved excellent grades while filming Harry Potter, Emma considered books as her anchor to a “normal” life away from the glamour of cameras. She revealed in an emotional interview that reading books brought her closer to her dad, who used to read to her before bed using different voices. Books allowed her to connect with the outside world, her friends back at school, and later became an escape, a means of empowerment, and a reliable friend. Vanity Fair’s March issue features the full interview.

The gang! The conscientious star achieved eight A* and two A grades while taking her GCSEs during Harry Potter filming (pictured with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint (centre-right)

The squad! The hardworking celebrity nailed eight A* and two A grades while juggling her GCSEs and shooting for Harry Potter (seen in the photo with co-actors Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe).

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