Blake Lively angers fans with racial Instagram joke

By Tribute on May 19, 2016 | 11 Comments

Blake Lively on the red carpet at Cannes

Blake Lively‘s fans are not pleased. The actress posted an Instagram photo that included two photos of herself posing on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

One is Lively from the front, and another from the back. The caption reads “L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” a reference to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 classic “Baby Got Back.”

This caption makes reference to the gentrification of the Los Angeles area. Oakland, California has a more significant black population than most neighborhoods in Los Angeles, particularly the more affluent ones. The caption essentially means “White face with a black/latino booty.”

The decision to use Oakland to represent African-Americans and Los Angeles to represent whites angered many of Lively’s Instagram followers.

One follower called the post “Unbelievably problematic.” However, not all comments were negative. One follower wrote “Blake, I still love you. It’s just a freaking song lyric! Get over yourselves people!”

Was Blake wrong to quote these lyrics in her Instagram post? Tell us in the comments. ~ Yanis Khamsi

Comments & Discussion

  1. Cameron • May 19, 2016 @ 12:33 PM

    Is she wearing butt pads?

  2. CDubya • May 19, 2016 @ 1:51 PM

    Seriously?! She’s right, it’s just a song lyric…even white boys got to shout!
    Go after Sir Mix-A-Lot then! He’s the one who said it first. Like OMG Becky, look at her butt…. Imitating a white Valley girl.

  3. Pierre • May 19, 2016 @ 2:56 PM

    please!(omg)raceism is as american,as apple pie.
    if her comments offends someone(how)then she might appologize(hun?)
    lets get real people,this a quate from a song that most people never heard of!

  4. Snepts • May 19, 2016 @ 5:42 PM

    Her booty looks more like New Brunswick, actually.

  5. moviesteve • May 19, 2016 @ 6:09 PM

    She was doing so well too! She should know better.

  6. Terry Kellington • May 19, 2016 @ 6:47 PM

    Ha Ha, Iggy got nuthin on her sweet boy.

    oakland, Becky who cares. Only thing inappropriate is the out right racist slur of a white person using the N word.

  7. Diva Dee • May 19, 2016 @ 7:11 PM

    Really ppl, ur angered by a lyric!? Donald Trumps running amonk, planes are STILL being taken down by terrorist, Rob Kardashian has impregnated & hitched his wagon to an ex-stripper, & lastly Kanye STILL considers himself a genius! Blake u look marvelous darling…Oakland booty it is! im a black woman & i can only wish

  8. venessa • May 19, 2016 @ 8:25 PM

    that A S S got ripped out so big that I can fist it lol

  9. Vegeta • May 19, 2016 @ 11:25 PM

    Agree with Diva Dee

  10. Cindy • May 19, 2016 @ 11:36 PM

    This is news ? Give me a break.

  11. Frank • May 20, 2016 @ 9:40 PM

    Is her ass actually that huge? I didn’t know pregnancy affected asses.

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