Social media scoop: Beauty and the Beast drama and celebrities on International Women's Day

Social media scoop: Beauty and the Beast drama and celebrities on International Women's Day

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Text: Pramila G

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International Women's Day: The celebs, the shout-outs and of course, an obligatory mention of Emma Watson

1. Emma Watson continues her press tour
Emma Watson continues to feature ethically-sourced and eco-friendly fashion and beauty finds on her promotional tour of Beauty and the Beast

Instagram | @the_press_tour Sunday was the first ever public screening of @beautyandthebeast! We were so happy to surprise the audience in Paris and say “bonjour” in person, especially as this is the country where it was created and Belle’s place of birth
2. The Beauty and the Beast backlash 
After the film's big reveal that LeFou — Gaston's sidekick played by Josh Gad — is gay, fans and non-fans alike both cheered and jeered. Here are some of our favourite clapbacks.




3. Emma Watson vs. the Beyhive
Following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Watson brought her receipts to her Twitter account when the Beyhive came after her. The latter attacked her for criticising Beyoncé after Watson herself was criticised for appearing in a revealing Vanity Fair shoot. 

4. Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner in Ocean Eight
When we found out that the Kardashian was making a cameo in the movie, Ocean Eight, our hearts couldn't handle it. The new flick is said to centre on a jewellery heist, which is a bit on the nose, in our opinion.

Instagram | @kimkardashian #5 & #2

5. Ciara and co. get cosy
Really, really cosy. Now there's a family portrait for generations to come.


7. Cara Delevingne unites us all
Here's to girl power: Cara Delevingne's special announcement with Puma and UN's Girl Up Campaign wants us to get moving.

Instagram | @caradelevingneWhat I’ve always wanted most is women and girls working together, and lifting each other up. There’s such a big world out there, and if you just take time to look outside of yourself, there is so much that can be done. In honor of International Women’s Day, I have a special announcement coming your way. Tune into my Instagram live at 6:15PM EST to hear more. #InternationalWomensDay #DoYou #girlstrong

8. Mindy Kaling's diverse girl gang
From featuring Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai to famous actor and intersectional feminist Amandla Stenberg, Kaling is definitely urging us to #BeBoldForChange this year. 

Instagram | @mindykaling Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Tag a strong woman you admire #BeBoldForChange

9. Shay Mitchell does it right with this one
Change up your home decor with this pretty pink number. In our heads? Jay Z's Girls Girls Girls. Thanks, Shay. 

Instagram | @shaym #Internationalwomensday

10. Flower power
Apart from being a special guest at the L'oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala, Blake Lively nails #IWD with this post. Period. 

Instagram | @blakelively Girls. Rule.

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