Emma Watson draws criticism for her #BlackOutTuesday post, clarifies later

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Jun 03, 2020, 06:37 PM(IST)

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Watson's post had a white border around the black box and many accused her paying attention to aesthetics on Instagram over the usual cause.

Like many celebrities across the world, 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson too paid tribute to George Floyd and posted a black box on her social media page to observe #BalckoutTuesday. The post though received criticism as Watson's post had a white border around the black box and many accused her paying attention to aesthetics on Instagram over the usual cause.

The actress, in the early hours of Wednesday, has clarified and expressed support in the fight against social injustice and racism.

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`Little Women` actor shared her thoughts in a written statement on Instagram, where she opened up about the discrimination, one race's supremacy, and the ways she is trying to deal with the situation.

"There is so much racism, both in our past and present, that is acknowledged nor accounted for."White supremacy is one of the systems of hierarchy and dominance, of exploitation and oppression, that is tightly scheduled into society. As a white person, I have benefited from this," the 30-year-old actor wrote.

Watson emphasized on the importance of working even harder internally and externally to tackle the "structural and institutional racism."

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Watson noted that she is still learning, figuring about the ways she "unconsciously" lend support to a system that is structurally racist."I see your anger, sadness, and pain. I cannot know what this feels like for you but it doesn`t mean I won`t try to," she concluded.

'Black Lives Matter` protests have intensified across the US after Floyd, passed away after having a knee pressed into his neck by a police officer identified as Derek Chauvin.

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