Blake Lively is stirring up controversy, and all thanks to her latest Instagram post.
Sharing a pic of her gorgeous gilded look from Cannes on Tuesday, the baby bumpin’ actress decided to jokingly caption it with a famous lyric from Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s hit Baby Got Back.
The side-by-side shot of the front and the back of her look was captioned with:
“L.A. face with an Oakland booty”
Not so surprisingly, many commenters were upset with the 28-year-old!
One IG user responded to her post with:
“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*ck am I to check her privilege! #WhiteGirlsDoItBest”
Some even tweeted, explaining their disappointment:
Another day, another rich white woman using WOC’s bodies as a punchline and commodity. As if Blake Lively wasn’t the worst already.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kat Bee (@katbeee) May 18, 2016
I want to follow Blake Lively just to unfollow after this LA/Oakland business. So much privilege even GOOP feels uncomfortable.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Melinda (@mindamaureen) May 18, 2016
I KNEW I didn’t like or trust Blake lively but damn she’s being especially awful
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ PhoenixDragonGoddess (@missrisslynn) May 18, 2016
On the other side, there have been plenty of people backing Blake up! One Instagram user even commented in her defense, writing:
“Go, girl! ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜├░┼╕Γäó┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╜├óΓäó┬Ñ├»┬╕┬Å Women of all shapes & ethnicities are beautiful, are curvy, have booties (believe it or not!)… & she is OWNING her beauty. –What’s not beautiful?… Being racist & 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. If that’s what you get butt hurt over, woo… Wish my life was as uneventful as yours & I had as little to actually worry about. ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╝ Go on, Blake.”
So, do U think she was being passively racist? Or did she do nothing wrong in quoting the lyric?? Let us know!
[Image via Media Punch.]