Madison Beer has struck back on allegations that during a rally she staged a photoshoot and is accused of “performative activism.”
A video of the pop star began circulating earlier this week that shows her posing in front of a photojournalist on top of a car near a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles — leading critics to opine that her intentions were not genuine.
One poked, “of course madison beer had to use this opportunity for a photo op lmaooo this is what we call performative activism.”
The 21-year-old performer — who has been tweeting constantly about protesting and even running away from tear gas — clapped back at the claims by stating, “I have been protesting for days. this is not and never was a photo op it is me standing with a movement and getting out there to spread a message I believe in. that is all.”
Beer had a lot of supporters by her side, despite the naysayers, with one adding, “It’s sad how untrue this is. I literally witnessed the girl protesting without any incentive!”
While another user wrote, “I ran into Madison as well two days ago in Santa Monica as I was also out there documenting what is going on … She’s been out fighting for this since it started. Don’t believe everything you read.”
With more than 10 million followers on TikTok and more than 1.8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, Beer has massive social media following.