Blake Lively blasted for Instagram 'Baby Got Back' comment | The Tylt
Blake Lively is under fire after posting an Instagram photo of herself at the Cannes Film Festival with a Sir Mix-A-lot quotable. She wrote, "L.A. face with an Oakland booty" from the '90s rap classic Baby Got Back.
Some have accused her of cultural appropriation and racial insensitivity while others says she is just having fun and quoting a pop song. Was her comment offensive or are people stretching her use of the lyrics too far?
What do you think: Is this a #LivelyBacklash or a #LivelyStretch?
Blake Lively blasted for Instagram 'Baby Got Back' comment
Another day, another rich white woman using WOC's bodies as a punchline and commodity. As if Blake Lively wasn't the worst already.— Kat Bee (@katbeee) May 18, 2016
*raises hand* i would just like to state that I haven't liked blake lively since Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Yes, thank you.— erotic metaphors (@simonefiasco) May 18, 2016
Youse know Blake Lively got married on an old slave plantation right?— Tissonade Lemontiss (@NaturallyTiss) May 18, 2016
Episodes like Blake Lively make us less likely to be heard when there's actually something to be upset about— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) May 18, 2016
Being upset at Blake Lively over a Sir Mix-A-Lot lyric is silly— Shashana (@1978BABY) May 18, 2016
Being upset/w Blake Lively for saying Woody Allen empowers women is just
I refuse to worry about Blake Lively posting a sir mix a lot lyric with a picture of her backside. The revolution does not start here.— roxane gay (@rgay) May 18, 2016