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The Beyhive is not too pleased with Energy actor Omari Hardwick.
Lots of the members suppose he overstepped his boundaries when he kissed Beyoncé not as soon as however twice on the cheek whereas embracing her in greeting on the 2019 NAACP Picture Awards on Saturday—and close to her husband Jay-Z, as seen in a viral fan video. Different followers do not suppose the actor did something inappropriate.
Hardwick’s rep couldn’t be reached for remark. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have additionally not addressed the encounter.
“2nd kiss was pointless & uncomfortable. Do not do this once more,” tweeted consumer @farhana_io. “We ladies so usually get touched, kissed, groped & poked in situations precisely like this (at an occasion, at work, and many others). WE DON’T LIKE IT. It is time to not let these moments of discomfort slide.”
Some followers focused Hardwick on his Instagram web page, unleashing a swarm of bee emojis and even some threats.
“You tried my Queen with that 2nd kiss! You tremendous however you ain’t that tremendous! Depend your days,” one individual wrote.
“So you are the dude that bought too near Beyoncé? Come outdoors I simply wanna speak,” one other consumer commented.
Instagram / Omari Hardwick
Different folks dismissed the interplay as nothing greater than a clumsy second.
And naturally, there have been memes.
Beyoncé had gained Entertainer of the Yr on the NAACP Awards, whereas Jay-Z acquired the President’s Award. Hardwick gained Excellent Actor in a Drama Sequence and Energy was dubbed Excellent Drama Sequence.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been handled like royalty on the occasion. A number of different folks, together with R&B duo Chloe X Halle, additionally got here as much as greet them and take pictures with them after they arrived on the award present, the place the 2 have been welcomed with cheers and applause. The couple have been escorted by a few bodyguards.
Throughout a industrial break, when it was quiet in Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, a feminine viewers member tried to get the singer’s consideration, yelling, “Hey Beyoncé lady!” Actresses Storm Reid and Regina Corridor and others, together with a little bit lady and boy, additionally walked over to the couple and excitedly chatted with them.
In the meantime, Bey had clearly forgiven actress Sanaa Lathan over that biting incident that Tiffany Haddish talked about final yr. Lathan, one of many present’s presenters, gave the singer a fast hug whereas strolling to her seat, and Bey was seen smiling.
—Reporting by Alli Rosenbloom