Omari Hardwick shot his shot at the 2019 NAACP Awards.
And now the actor is being shot down left and right all over Twitter and other social media platforms.
In a video that has spread around the Internet faster than the rumor that Donald Trump once slept with Kim Kardashian, Hardwick is seen giving Beyonce a kiss on the cheek.
He then engulfs the global superstar in a long hug.
And then he kisses her again! Sort of near her lips!
Loyal Beyonce fans, affectionately and passionately often referred to as members of the "Beyhive," reacted to the clip with rage and shock, largely due to the look on Beyonce's face after Hardwick finally let her go.
As you can see in the video featured here, Beyonce looks mighty shook.
"Damn, Beyoncé looked extremely uncomfortable," one fan wrote. "Omari Hardwick might have just got the new season of Power cancelled messing around with the Beyhive."
The main beef seems to be twofold:
- That Jay-Z is actually standing right nect to Beyonce when Hardwick goes in for his hug and kiss.
- That he kisses Beyonce twice!
"I dont presume to know how Beyonce feels but...ughhh that Omari Hardwick shit reminds me of encounters I've had with some men," another woman added.
"Then you dont want to say anything because then people will look at you like you're overreacting, so you just suffer being uncomfortable."
Along with an angry face emoji, meanwhile, someone else let his/her anger be known as follows:
2nd kiss was unnecessary & uncomfortable. Don't do that again. We women so often get touched, kissed, groped & poked in instances exactly like this (at an event, at work, etc).
WE DON'T LIKE IT. It's time to no longer let these moments of discomfort slide.
Other users said that Hardwick should have gone for a "respectable handshake" and that he "encroached" on Beyonce's "boundaries," which does seem like an apt description based on how she reacted.
Do you agree?
Are you a woman who can totally relate to what Beyonce appears to be going through here?
Or is this viral incident and reaction much ado about nearly nothing?
Watch and decide now!