Blake Lively accused of racism

Blake Lively has been accused of racism after posting a picture of herself on Instagram.

The actress has come under fire for racism after posting a controversial caption about her body on the social media site.

The 28-year-old star shared a split of two images from the Cafe Society premiere last week with the caption ‘L.A face with an Oakland booty’. 

Immediately the pregnant actress came under fire for being ‘white and privileged’ but using black women and culture ‘as a punchline’.  

‘Another day, another rich white woman using WOC’s bodies as a punchline and commodity. As if Blake Lively wasn’t the worst already,’ read a post from @katbeee.

User @mindamaureen wrote: ‘So much privilege even GOOP feels uncomfortable’

While @HellaBootsy questioned if the star had ever visited Oakland at all. 

The blonde beauty was quoting lyrics from Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’ but the defense did little to stem the tide of social media outrage.

The lyric refers to Oakland – an area of California considered traditionally black – compared to L.A.  

The actress, who made her name in the hit TV show Gossip Girl, isn’t the first star to use the lyric to describe a selfie online. 

Khloe Kardashian used the exact same quote nine months ago, however the Keeping up with the Kardashians star – who isn’t of black origin – was let off by fans and didn’t receive any accusations of racism.


No controversy: Khloe Kardashian shared an image with the same caption last year but did not spark similar outrage