Blake Lively Stirs Controversy With Instagram Upload

By Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu
May 18, 2016 Updated: May 18, 2016

Blake Lively set Instagram aflame when she uploaded a photo of herself at the Cannes Film Festival in France onto the picture sharing platform. However, it wasn’t the dazzling gold Versace gown that had everyone talking, but the caption that accompanied the photo.

“L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” wrote the 28-year-old expectant mother. The caption is a song lyric from Sir Mix-a- Lot’s hit “Baby Got Back.”

The upload offended some followers, who accused the White actress of dehumanizing the Black woman’s body and appropriating Black culture.


L.A. face with an Oakland booty

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

Other social media users defended the celebrity and indicated those who are offended are being overly sensitive.

Lively is in Cannes to promote her new Woody Allen film “Cafe Society.”

Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu