Vanessa Hudgens Now Embraces Feminism, All Thanks To Beyonce's Wisdom
When it comes to Hollywood, the question of whether or not someone identifies as a feminist can be a tricky topic. While you'd expect it to be an easy answer (because equality), there are plenty of famous people who avoid the label. Luckily, there are a bunch of other celebrities who proudly stand up for equal rights. Another person who recently embraced the F-word? Vanessa Hudgens. In an interview with the New York Times, Hudgens talks about feminism and her response is all kinds of awesome.
Similar to Taylor Swift's journey of understanding feminism, Hudgens was initially apprehensive about the subject. She explained,
I used to be on the fence about it, just because I feel like it gets to a certain place where it almost has the reverse effect, where it's so overpowering and so aggressive that it's like rather than just standing up for female pride and female rights, it becomes, like, 'I am the man.'
After that quote, she laughed and then explained how she recently had a change of heart. And it's all thanks to a certain person who most of us already admire... Beyoncé. Yup, Queen Bey helped influence Vanessa Hudgens' perspective on feminism.
The High School Musical actress said,
But now I feel like there’s this new wave of feminists coming up that are truly about equal rights for women. I mean, Beyoncé is, like, killing the game, and I love her.
Her enthusiastic fan base also played a role in her newfound view of feminism. Talking about how her HSM fans came out to see her Broadway debut in Gigi , Hudgens told the New York Times,
It literally felt like it was a massive group of feminists. You could just feel the serious girl power in the room.
So, so awesome! Also glad to hear that Vanessa Hudgens better understands what "feminism" really means. No feminist is trying to become "the man," like she initially thought. They just want to be treated equally to men, plain and simple.
If Beyoncé can help someone better understand this important definition, more power to her. It just proves what good can come from speaking out about causes you care about. Now excuse me while I go listen to "***Flawless" for the rest of the day. Why? It pretty much speaks for itself:
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