Actress Blake Lively Accused of Racism Over Butt Photo
Itâs quickly becomingÂ the booty shot seen âround the world.
Actress Blake Livelyâs decision to quote rapper Sir Mix-A-Lotâs lyrics in a recentÂ Instagram postÂ has resulted in charges of racism.
Lively posted a picture Tuesday posing with her back to the cameraÂ during a recent red carpet event at the Cannes Film Festival. The 28-year-old actress captioned the shot: âL.A. face with an Oakland booty,â lyrics fromÂ Sir Mix-A-Lotâs rap song âBaby Got Back.â
The post has gone viral on Instagram, with more than half a million shares. And condemnation of the Gossip GirlÂ starâs choice of words came quickly from social media users.
But there were also some social media users who called accusing Lively of racism was an example of fake outrage.
If you think Blake Lively saying “LA face with an Oakland booty” is racist, my guess is you’ve never actually experienced racism.
â bryan (@BlueBryan24) May 18, 2016
Lively has beenÂ here before.
In November 2014, fledgling news website Gawker accused the actress of racism when she launched herÂ new clothing line, âAllure of Antebellum.â
âYouâd think that afterÂ 12 Years a SlaveÂ won all those Oscars, slaves are over,â wroteÂ GawkerâsÂ Allie JonesÂ of Livelyâs pre-Civil War era-inspired clothing line. âAccording to a Lively-styled fashion spread on her lifestyle website Preserve, the hottest lifestyle for fall is the lifestyle of owning human beings without government interference.â