Blake Lively slayed on the red carpet at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival, but it’s not her flawless fashion choices that’s got everyone talking, but rather her recent choice of words.
On Tuesday, the pregnant Shallows actress took to her Instagram account to share a red carpet photo, posing in a gorgeous gold Versace gown, which she captioned, “L.A. Face with an Oakland Booty,” referencing Sir Mix a Lot’s 1992 song, “Baby Got Back.”
Things quickly got awkward from there.
While many of Lively’s fans took her post as nothing more than Mrs. Ryan Reynolds making a playful observation of her curvaceous pregnancy body, others were not nearly as impressed, with some even calling Lively’s comment “passive aggressively racist,” even if she was just quoting a song.
Here are 10 mixed reactions to the “Oakland booty” comment heard round the Internet.
Where do you stand on Blake Lively's "Oakland booty" comment?
- 0% I agree with the critics. It's inappropriate.
- 0% It was meant to be a joke. People need to calm down.