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Entertainment Emma Watson speaks out amid backlash following Blackout Tuesday posts

11:57  03 june  2020
11:57  03 june  2020 Source:   covermg.com

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Emma Watson has said that she “needs to work harder” following backlash to her participation in the Blackout Tuesday protests. The Little Women actor was criticised after posting a black square to her Instagram. The trend, originally designed to amplify black voices, split opinion, with some critics

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Emma Watson has been forced to defend herself after attracting criticism for her Blackout Tuesday posts this week.

The campaign was dedicated to promoting the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of African-American man George Floyd's death at the hands of white cops in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May, and saw entertainment industry officials shutting down all promotions for the day and many stars closing down their websites in support.

However, after the Harry Potter actress was met with some backlash online for merely posting three black boxes on her Instagram page without words, she went on to share a piece of art by Dr. Fahamu Pecou and explained her silence.

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emma watson really posted three other blank black pics so it wouldnt ruin her aesthetic i- pic.twitter.com/uSOdQCQ1li victoire (@siriusclaw) June 2 emma watson making sure she adds a white border to fit her instagram aesthetic for this blackout bs after having said zero things, posted

Emma Watson has spoken out after receiving backlash on social media for her Black Out Tuesday posts . Watson posted to Instagram early Shortly after posting the artwork, Watson posted the following statement to her Instagram: “There is so much racism, both in our past and present, that is

"I was holding off posting until #blackouttuesday ended in the UK," she penned. "The Artwork of my brilliant dear friend @fahamupecou 'White Lies, Subtleties, Micro-Aggressions, and Other Choking Hazards' B R O K E N O P E N (poem + text from the series BLACK MATTER LIVES) by Dr Fahamu Pecou."

Emma then shared the entirety of the poem and also quoted Pecou, adding: "We can not be broken. We do not break. For too long we've been afraid that their violence would end us. But we are still here. Some they took, but they've all come back. They never truly left. Say their names #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd."

"I stand with you," the 30-year-old wrote in another post. "There is so much racism, both in our past and present, that is not acknowledged or accounted for.

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Emma Watson has landed in hot water among activists for her participation in #BlackoutTuesday. But Watson was soon accused of performative activism, with users pointing out that the black Watson has since addressed the controversy, choosing to wait until midnight in the UK to follow up

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"White supremacy is one of the systems of hierarchy and dominance, of exploitation and oppression, that is tightly stitched into society. As a white person, I have benefited from this."

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