Emma Watson's Blackout Tuesday posts draw criticism amid BLM movement - Insider - INSIDER
Jun 03, 2020 1 min, 55 secs

Emma Watson is being accused of "performative activism" for posts shared on Instagram for the Blackout Tuesday movement. .

The posts were shared as part of Blackout Tuesday, a social media action meant to show solidarity amid the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality protests across the US.

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:49am PDTJun 2, 2020 at 1:49am PDT.

Her recent posts followed three white squares that she posted on Saturday without captions.

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson)May 30, 2020 at 3:43am PDT.

Watson's posts, as well as the Blackout Tuesday movement, have been slammed by social media users.

Some people have been including the #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM hashtags in their posts, flooding those hashtag pages and unintentionally concealing useful information and resources.

Watson later shared two new posts on her Instagram, saying that she was "holding off posting until #blackouttuesday ended in the UK.⁣" Her first post included artwork and a poem by Dr.

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Jun 2, 2020 at 4:00pm PDTJun 2, 2020 at 4:00pm PDT.

Watson's second post was a statement from Watson herself that read: "There is so much racism, both in our past and present, that is not acknowledged nor accounted for.

I'm still learning about the many ways I unconsciously support and uphold a system that is structurally racist," Watson continued

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Jun 2, 2020 at 4:03pm PDTJun 2, 2020 at 4:03pm PDT

In addition, Watson created an Instagram account in which she shares images and information about sustainable, environmentally friendly clothing worn by her during press appearances

💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎉 See link in bio for some reflections on the journey of Time’s Up that I shared with @cnn

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on Jan 4, 2019 at 6:25pm PSTJan 4, 2019 at 6:25pm PST

The actress has spoken about being labeled a "white feminist" and acknowledged her privilege in a 2017 letter addressed to members of her book club, Our Shared Shelf

Watson isn't the only celebrity to participate in Blackout Tuesday, or react to the Black Lives Matter movement

This post was updated to include Watson's two additional Instagram posts


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