L.A. face with an Oakland booty

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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.”

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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.

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Here are 10 mixed reactions to the “Oakland booty” comment heard round the Internet.


No words

A GIF with a pensive expression was all this person had.


Double Standards

Hmm, this Twitter user makes an interesting point. Would everyone have been just as mad at Ryan Reynolds?



This Twitter user seems to think the critics have taken things too far.



One of the many people not impressed by Lively's Instagram post. 



Another upset tweet.



There were a lot of questions.


In defense of Lively

Is quoting a song that big of a deal?



This person seems to be recalling the 2015 incident where Lively deleted her fashion website, after she came under fire for a photo spread called "The Allure of Antebellum," with many people calling it racist. 


The whole thing is silly

Seems to be a trending sentiment.



This tweet shows some support for Lively. 


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.