Omari Hardwick sparked anger and resentment on social media after he brushed past rapper Jay-Z to plant not one, but 2 kisses on his wife Beyonce at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards.
It all started when Beyonce and Jay-Z made their grand entrance at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. Beyonce and Jay-Z don’t normally attend all-Black awards shows, so their appearance was a very big deal.
As they greeted their friends and artists, actor Omari Hardwick brushed past Jay-Z to hug Beyonce. He kissed her once on the right cheek. Then kissed her again – this time closer to her lips.
Beyonce’s body language immediately showed she did not approve of Hardwick’s unwanted kisses. She appeared visibly upset.
And Jay-Z just stood there with his hands in his pockets.
Men have been repeatedly warned to keep their hands to themselves – especially in the era of #MeToo when every touch is considered intrusive and unwanted.
Beyonce’s so-called BeyHive fanbase were beside themselves with rage.
They swarmed Hardwick’s Instagram page – stinging him millions of times with bumblebee emojis and leaving comments letting him know his behavior was inappropriate.
Question: what do you think of Hardwick’s greeting?
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