Emma Watson has hit back at critics of her recent Vanity Fair cover shoot, stating that she doesn’t know why there has been such a focus on her groceries.

The Harry Potter star-turned-feminist icon attracted a furor recently when she posed with her groceries in full display for a glossy magazine shoot.

There was a backlash against the Hollywood actress after she proudly displayed her Waitrose and John Lewis shopping bags, as some argued that this tacitly shamed women who can only afford to shop at Lidl.

Watson was accused of hypocrisy after she had seemingly criticized Beyoncé for exposing her own groceries in a music video in 2014, stating that, “…it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her groceries.”

However, the feisty He For She campaigner and Beauty and the Beast starlet was quick to defend her decision.

“Groceries are not a stick with which to beat other women. Well, maybe cucumbers, but still…” exclaimed Watson.

“Sure, I have nice groceries. I can afford them. But I don’t know why it’s such a big deal? Men show off their groceries all the time.”

 

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