Madison Bear Was Accused Of Pedophilia
In an Instagram Live Q&A, TikTok star and singer Madison Beer told viewers that her favorite book was “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov.
The clip was recorded and shared widely on Twitter, sparking criticism of Beer for “romanticizing” the pedophilia in the book and spurring the trending hashtag #MadisonBeerIsOverParty.
Beer first defended her comments in a series of since-deleted tweets but later apologized, writing that she would “never condone inappropriate relationships.”
Madison Beer, a singer and TikTok star who boasts 11 million followers on the platform, is facing backlash after admitting to “romanticizing” the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov, a story of a middle-aged professor who becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old girl.
In an Instagram Live Q&A recorded on Saturday, Beer told viewers that her favorite book was Nabokov’s 1955 novel. When one viewer commented, “PLEASE TELL ME YOU DON’T ROMANTICIZE LOLITA,” she responded, “I definitely do. But we’re not gonna talk about that.”
The clip was recorded and shared in a story on the @igmodelconfess Instagram account, a page dedicated to commenting on influencers’ behavior, before circulating widely on Twitter where some retweets of the video received over 350,000 views.
“I like to show that no matter how famous you are, you should always be held accountable for your toxic behavior,” the Instagram user behind @igmodelconfess told Insider of her decision to publicize the clip. “I hope that my post shows the die-hard Madison Beer fans that you shouldn’t just blindly defend someone. They deserve a better role model in my opinion.”
“Wow Madison Beer really said she romanticized a book about pedophilia and y’all aren’t even gonna say anything,” one Twitter user captioned the re-shared clip.
— Libby (@Libby82883440) June 15, 2020