Emma Watson has responded to critics who roasted her about her Blackout Tuesday post.
What is Blackout Tuesday?
Blackout Tuesday was a social media event that aimed to drown out new content so people could speak and engage with the community. Entertainment industry leaders started the idea as many others around the country picked up on it and shared their own black squares.
What did Emma post?
Critics on social media slammed Watson, saying she added three squares to not ruin the aesthetic of her Instagram feed, according to Fox News. The critics said she posted the photo for her personal gain rather than as an activist. On Instagram, the top nine photos of a feed can be seen at once. Many influencers and users will post photos to rework how the entire feed looks.
How did she respond?
Emma Watson shared several posts on her Instagram, along with her apology.
Emma Watson’s quotes on Racism…
“Whilst we might feel that, as individuals, we’re working hard internally to be anti-racist, we need to work harder externally to actively tackle the structural and institutional racism around us. I’m still learning about the many ways I unconsciously support and uphold a system that is structurally racist.
“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. 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.”
Emma Watson has announced her new partnership with thredUp, an online thrift store that launched its Fashion Footprint Calculator to make it easy for consumers to see how their fashion habits are impacting the environment. So, Emma is doing her part to reduce the carbon footprint left by our wardrobes. The actress took to Instagram to post this:
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#ad Our closets impact the planet and climate more than you might realize, which is why I am proud to partner with @thredUP to launch their new Fashion Footprint Calculator (link in bio!) They created an easy to use tool, and I’m so excited to help people discover the carbon impact of their wardrobes, and steps you can take to lighten your fashion footprint. They’ll tell you what your fashion footprint is equivalent to a number of flights, exactly how many pounds of CO2 it produces and how you fare compared to an average consumer. Small changes, such as thrifting instead of buying new, supporting sustainable brands, and air-drying your clothes, can make a HUGE difference. My friends at @goodonyou_app are also included in the directory at the end of the quiz, where you can get more info on the impact of your fashion choices. Also, if you don’t know @thredUP, they are one of my favourite online thrift stores. They make it incredibly easy to find any brand and style secondhand at up to 90% off est. retail, from high street brands to some of my favourite designers. I love their mission to inspire us to think secondhand first and create a more circular fashion future. (P.S. they are just shipping to U.S. and Canada currently, but the Calculator is available to everyone!) Find out your fashion footprint by clicking the link in my bio, or heading to thredup.com/quiz to make a difference for the planet! #fashionfootprint ❤️??