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Watson defends 
Vanity Fair photo shoot

British actress Emma Watson, 26, hit back at critics who said she betrayed her feminist ideals by posing for a revealing picture in Vanity Fair magazine, where parts of her breasts were exposed.

Watson, pioneer of the HeForShe campaign to make men advocate for feminism, talked about the photo shoot for the magazine while promoting her latest film Beauty And The Beast.

"It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is," she said in an interview with Reuters.

"Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It's about freedom, it's about liberation, it's about equality. I really don't know what my t*** have to do with it. It's very confusing. I'm confused. Most people are confused. No, I'm just always just quietly stunned," she said.

The magazine's photo shoot by acclaimed fashion photographer Tim Walker showed Watson in an open, white crocheted bolero jacket with no bra or shirt underneath. - REUTERS

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