Actor Omari Hardwick is blasted for kissing Beyonce TWICE at NAACP Image Award

Actor Omari Hardwick is blasted for kissing Beyonce TWICE and leaving her looking less than impressed during awkward encounter at NAACP Image Award

By Connor Boyd For Dailymail.com

Published: 12:20 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 12:20 BST, 1 April 2019

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Power star Omari Hardwick has been slammed as inappropriate after footage emerged of him kissing Beyonce twice at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.

The 45-year-old actor was filmed embracing the singer, 37, kissing her on the right cheek and giving her a hug - before kissing her a second time. 

Outraged viewers accused the married father-of-two of 'getting too close for comfort' and trying to kiss Beyonce on the lips. 

Others dismissed the encounter as nothing more than an awkward moment.

Power star Omari Hardwick has been blasted for kissing Beyonce twice at the NAACP Image Award. Here, he goes in for the second kiss, which appears to catch the singer off-guard

Power star Omari Hardwick has been blasted for kissing Beyonce twice at the NAACP Image Award. Here, he goes in for the second kiss, which appears to catch the singer off-guard

The 45-year-old actor was filmed embracing the singer, 37, kissing her on the right cheek and giving her a hug (shown) before kissing her again

The 45-year-old actor was filmed embracing the singer, 37, kissing her on the right cheek and giving her a hug (shown) before kissing her again

'Second kiss was unnecessary and uncomfortable. Don't do that again,' tweeted one fan.  

'We women so often get touched, kissed, groped and 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,' they added.

Another posted: 'First of all, that hug lingered a little too long! And then the kiss? His lips were so close to Beyoncé lips! Her face

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