Blake Lively quotes Sir Mix-A-Lot, enrages Internet
Trolls flocked to Blake Lively’s Instagram en masse on Tuesday after the actress posted a split photo of her front and back as she walked the Cannes red carpet.
The caption read “L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” which some people seem not to realize is a line from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s classic hit Baby Got Back.
Commenters were quick to call out the 28-year-old, saying she’s racist and displaying white privilege. Wrote one IG user, “Another day, another rich white woman using women of color’s bodies as a punchline and commodity- yet everyone defends her and calls it confidence. But hey who the f--- am I to check her privilege! #WhiteGirlsDoItBest.”
Others took to Twitter to share their outrage: “Another day, another rich white woman using WOC’s bodies as a punchline and commodity. As if Blake Lively wasn’t the worst already.”
But the Internet wasn’t completely full of hate. Some backed up Blake's backside throwback.
Wrote one Instagram user, “Go, girl! Women of all shapes and ethnicities are beautiful, are curvy, have booties (believe it or not!)… and she is OWNING her beauty. What’s not beautiful?… Being racist and using YOUR privilege to voice such hateful opinions… Heaven forbid people of all different races use rap lyrics on a damn picture. Oh no! The tragedy.”
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