The Harry Potter star Emma Watson has finally replied to backlash after getting slammed for her ‘tone-deaf’ Instagram post during the Blackout Tuesday online protests.
The 30-year-old popular Harry Potter star shared three blank black square on her Instagram account on 2nd June and provoked the offense amid the social media event seeks to raise consciousness about George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Emma Watson replied that she is totally for the movement of Racism and would never disappoint anybody on such a sensitive issue. She uses the social media platform to reply to her 57.2 million fans who respect and love her. Later, the Harry Potter actress shared a post on Tuesday and claimed that she was still attempting to know about Racism and shared her support for the fight against Racism and make the best use of the social media platform.
Beauty and the Beast actress also posted an artwork on her Instagram account and captioned, “I was holding off posting until #blackouttuesday ended in the UK.” After that, she also added a poem on her post, which is named Broken Open from Black Matter Lives. Dr. Fahamu Pecou wrote this deep poem. In fact, Emma shared her views about how she wants to support the combat against Racism.
The Circle actress also mentioned in her Instagram post that “There is so much Racism, both in our past and present, that is not acknowledged nor accounted for. White supremacy is one of the systems of hierarchy and dominance, exploitation and oppression that is tightly stitched into society”. How thoughtful of her to say this publically. The word should be spread worldwide. She also added in her post that “As a white person, I have benefited from this. Whilst we might feel that, as individuals, we’re working hard internally to be anti-racist, we need to work harder externally to actively take the structural and institutional Racism around us.”
Our very beautiful, Watson also mentioned some links to fight for the cause and also made the best use of her account to spread the word for such a noble and equality issue.
She also explained on her Instagram account that “I’m still learning about the many ways I unconsciously support and uphold a system that is structurally racist.” She then added, “Over the coming days, I’ll be using my bio link and Twitter to share links to resources I’ve found useful for my own researching, learning, listening.” She further explained that “I see your anger, sadness, and pain. I cannot know what this feels like for you, but it doesn’t mean I would try to’.
On Tuesday, the people had the Blackout Movement to make people aware of Racism and share on the social media a single black square to show the death of George Floyd on 25th May 2020. This was to show unity and advocate together.