Emma Watson faces online BACKLASH for saying ‘some of the best feminists are men’

"Some women can be incredibly prejudiced against other women!"

Emma Watson

by Laurence Mozafari |
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Emma Watson is facing a HUGE online backlash after suggesting some of the best feminists are actually men.

The 25-year-old actress who launched the HeForShe campaign in the UN last September has sparked outrage on social media following some of her comments regarding feminism.


Speaking to The Guardian, she said: "Women are just as guilty of discriminating against women.

"Some of the best feminists I have encountered are men, like Steve Chbosky who directed me in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, and director James Ponsoldt who I am working with at the moment [on The Circle]. Some women can be incredibly prejudiced against other women!"

Although a fair few agree with Emma’s perspective, some have accused her of simply trying to seek male approval.

One Twitter user said: "Emma Watson is not a feminist role model."


While another tweeted: "Emma Watson is president of the basic white feminist club, members include: lena dunham, amy shumer, taylor swift, miley cyrus & demi lovato."


Emma Watson is 25! So here are her 25 best red carpet looks

18th February 20141 of 25

18th February 2014

Rocking a quirky Giambattista Valli LBD with a cool quiff and power pout

12th January 20142 of 25

12th January 2014

Em's super sweet, girly look is given a sexy edge thanks to this plunging sheer Theysken's Theory number

11th June 20133 of 25

11th June 2013

Louis Vuitton has officially created the LBD to rule all LBDs. Can we borrow it, please?

9th January 20134 of 25

9th January 2013

Fierce in a multi-textured Peter Pilotto mini and uber bright pout

10th September 20125 of 25

10th September 2012

Effortlessly elegant in lacy Giorgio Armani for The Perks Of Being A Wallflower premiere

16th May 20136 of 25

16th May 2013

Wowing in monochrome Chanel at The Bling Ring premiere. How incred does Emma's bod look?

3rd June 20137 of 25

3rd June 2013

Making a true red carpet statement in cigarette pants and a printed peplum. We're obsessed with that faux bob too

8th September 20128 of 25

8th September 2012

You can't go wrong with floral Erdem. If only we had the dosh to spend on it...

21st April 20129 of 25

21st April 2012

The perfect mix of prints and textures. Top marks, Ems

26th March 201410 of 25

26th March 2014

We're totally in love with the quirky mix of goth and floral. This Erdem frock is everything

14th April 201311 of 25

14th April 2013

A cut-out printed mini will never go out of style. Emma's Maxime Simoens dress may be two years old but we still heart it big time

8th July 201112 of 25

8th July 2011

The prettiest princess frock EVER. Surely wearing this Oscar de la Renta gown was a life achievement in itself?

1st October 201313 of 25

1st October 2013

Such a simple shape yet totally stunning on Emma, this J Mendel LWD is flawless. We're crushing all over her high-shine heels, too

20th November 201114 of 25

20th November 2011

Positively angelic in a sparkly Jason Wu peplum and fresh-faced beauty

1st December 201415 of 25

1st December 2014

So few could pull off a white wide-legged jumpsuit, but Ems does this Misha Nonoo one justice

17th March 201416 of 25

17th March 2014

It's a simple combo, but it works sooooo well with Emma's vampy make-up and gold cuff

31st March 201417 of 25

31st March 2014

This crisp white Ralph Lauren gown screams '90s. But in a totally chic way

6th September 201218 of 25

6th September 2012

Letting her printed Peter Pilotto dress do the talking. Like Peter much, by any chance?

12th January 201419 of 25

12th January 2014

Remember when it was cool to wear a dress over trousers? This is the most amazing version of that hybrid we've ever seen. Nothing down to the fact it's Dior or anything

4th June 201320 of 25

4th June 2013

Looking totally retro and fabulous in tweed Chanel and a vintage up 'do

14th March 201421 of 25

14th March 2014

Doing red carpet as she does it best in a simple classic Wes Gordon navy gown paired with slicked-back locks

14th February 201122 of 25

14th February 2011

Super cute in a lilac cut-out Hakaan number and THAT pixie crop

26th March 201423 of 25

26th March 2014

Bringing the drama to the red carpet in this statement Oscar de la Renta number

2nd March 201424 of 25

2nd March 2014

Dazzling in grown-up glittery Vera Wang teamed with the Anya Hindmarch crisp packet clutch the A-list have been obsessed with FOREVER

7th July 201425 of 25

7th July 2014

Gorge in asymmetric Dior with a sheer hem. That shape would be uber useful if we'd eaten one too many portions of chips

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