Blake Lively comes under fire for racist comments
Ah, BLAKE, you GOBSHITE.
Following dubious comments about Woody Allen lately, actress Blake Lively has yet again miffed people off by her racist comments on Instagram.
The Café Society star has wowed fans worldwide, making multiple stylish appearances at the Cannes Film Festival in France but it is her seemingly absent-minded comments that are also hitting the headlines.
In an Instagram post, featuring the dress from her first night's appearance at Cannes, Blake has angered many people with the caption attached to the post.
The post, features a split-screen photo of the actress, with one-half showcasing her front, and the other her, well, back. The caption references the Bay Area city of Oakland, which has a traditionally sizable POC population. While we know it's the lyrics to Baby Got Back, it's still extremely offensive.
The picture shows a diametrical opposition: that Los Angeles can be equated to elegance and/or beauty (read: whiteness), and that Oakland is its foil (read: blackness).
Twitter users reacted quickly to the ill-fated comment:
I want to follow Blake Lively just to unfollow after this LA/Oakland business. So much privilege even GOOP feels uncomfortable.
— Melinda (@mindamaureen) May 18, 2016
Blake lively doesn't have an Oakland booty she doesn't even have a Rancho cucamunga booty
— a bunch of neurons (@supersloth) May 18, 2016
@blakelively instead of your Oakland booty tell us more about how Woody Allen empowers women and the abuse allegations are not your business
— fadumo (@faaaadumo) May 18, 2016