Emma Watson reacted after being slammed by her followers for prioritising her Instagram aesthetic instead of posting something to show support of the movement Black Lives Matter.
The “Harry Potter” star used her Instagram profile at midnight on Tuesday. The 30-year-old actress told her followers that she stands with them while sharing a post about how she would use her platform to discuss structural and institutional racism. She earlier joined people around the world, who voiced their concern and fight for equality after the senseless death of George Floyd as the social media entered a 24-hour blackout. She posted a black square but she faced criticism by editing it to have a white border around it. Other user thought the actress uploaded three black squares with the same border just to match her feed. And other people were not amused because she didn’t attach information to the posts of how people could either donate, educate themselves or how they can help. Fortunately, other people defended the Harry Potter actress and insisted that she has been an activist for human rights for the longest time now. Meanwhile, Emma admitted that she was holding off posting until #blackouttuesday ended in the UK,’ before sharing a poem written by Dr. Fahamu called Broken Open from Black Matter Lives.