R&B and pop singer Madison Beer apologizes to her fans on Twitter after they called out her remark over the novel Lolita.
As reported by Newsweek, #MadisonBeerIsOverParty hashtag quickly trended on the media platform after a video of Madison Beer was shared.
Turned out that Madison Beer's answer about 'Lolita' did not sound well for her fans.
Madison Beer's Comment
In the short video, Madison Beer will be seen answering a fan. The fan asked about the singer's thoughts regarding the relationship in the 1955 novel Lolita.
#madisonbeerisoverparty here’s what happened:
Madison Beer revealed that she romanticizes the book ‘Lolita,’ which is about a p*dophilic relationship
Pt1 pic.twitter.com/KEmLdzy5BQ — IG: @expsingshadycelebs (@shadycelebsig) June 16, 2020
Madison Beer confirmed that she 'romanticizes' Lolita as the Hollywood Life reported. "I definitely do." However, the American singer told her fan that they will not talk about it.
Lolita is a controversial novel written by Vladimir Nabokov some 60 years ago. Nabokov is a Russian-American novelist. Its storyline, which focuses on a middle-aged man obsessed with a barely teenage girl, makes the plot provocative.
Lolita is a classic book that is regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The story is used in film, stage, ballets, and a musical, to name a few, being widely adapted to different artistic performances.
The Backlash and Apology
When the video started to pick-up on Twitter, in a deleted series of tweets, Madison Beer tried to explain her remark further, saying that people have different interpretations. "I've always known it's a controversial book." She reiterated that the book is her favorite because she has always liked dark stories.
Madison Beer further explains that she also romanticizes Hannibal Lector, who is a killer in a film. She stressed that it does not mean she romanticizes killers in real life.
At the end of the tweets, trying to defend her stand, the 21-year-old singer apologized and reassured her fans that she would never condone improper relationships.
After posting the apology, fans urged her to be careful and think longer before speaking. They also advised her to take into attention her platform. She admits it saying she will be mindful of other people. "I'd never want to hurt anyone."
Some critics of the Tiktok star, however, used the trending hashtag to resurface issues. The accusation is related to Beer staging photos as reported by the Insider. It happened during the national protest in support for George Floyd's death. Floyd was killed while under police custody in Minnesota.
Beer was in Los Angeles when a photographer captured her stunt posing on top of a car. She was holding a sign that reads 'No freedom until we're equal.'
Her protest was tagged as performative activism by social media users. Critics also throw allegations that she hired the photographer.
The singer denied the accusations and posted screenshots of the conversation with the photographer as evidence.
Madison raised to fame in 2012 when Justin Bieber tweeted her cover video, which became viral. She hosted a Billboard Live At-Home concert last March, where she launched her latest single 'Stained Glass.'
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