The Beyhive isn’t pleased with Omari Hardwick and they have taken to his Instagram mentions to tell him so.
Saturday night (March 31) Hardwick along with his Power castmates attended the 2019 NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. As he walked to the stage to accept his award for Best Actor In Drama Series, he stopped to hug Beyonce sitting in the front row next to JAY-Z. However, after kissing her twice on the cheek, once which many deemed too close to her lips, many took to social media to call out the invasive behavior.
After viewing the clip, not everyone was convinced Hardwick overstepped any boundaries. Some assumed it was an awkward moment that was blown out of proportion.
The fact Omari Hardwick is trending for “kissing” Beyoncé proves that:
1. There are a lot of people with an unhealthy obsession with Beyoncé.
2. Most people, celebrities included, still have awkward interactions with people they admire.
— JAIDUS (@Jaidus_) March 31, 2019
I really gotta mute Beyoncé & Omari, y’all really be going overboard.
— skincare dealer✨ (@shopblackhoney) March 31, 2019
While some were on the fence (or simply didn’t care) a larger conversation erupted about how often women are made to feel comfortable when a man–whether intentionally or accidentally–enters their personal space.
I dont presume to know how Beyonce feels but…ughhh that Omari Hardwick shit reminds me of encounters I've had with some men. Then you dont want to say anything because then people will look at you like you're overreacting, so you just suffer being uncomfortable.
— L. Fisherman (@D0MXNXQUE) March 31, 2019
JAY Z attended the ceremony to accept the President’s Award, in which he dedicated to his 93-year-old grandmother. Beyonce was nominated for Entertainer of The Year beating out Chadwick Boseman, Regina King, Ryan Coogler and Lebron James. Watch her speech below.