Blake Lively has a beautiful face and amazing curves, so despite the controversy she raised, she’s not going to take back her Instagram caption. During an interview with Sway Calloway, the actress said that she was just celebrating her body and she shouldn’t have to apologize for that.
Last month, the actress posted a side-by-side picture of herself from the front and the back on Instagram. The caption read “L.A face with an Oakland booty,” which is a famous line from the Sir Mix-a-Lot song “Baby Got Back.” Many people found Lively’s use of the line offensive, but she didn’t see it that way.
For the record, neither did Calloway or Sir Mix-a-Lot. Calloway even mentioned that as someone from Oakland, he can confirm that Lively does, in fact, have an Oakland booty.
Lively said, “I was celebrating my body… it’s nice to have a nice curve and not look like you’re starving to death.” She added, “It’s something I was proud of. I never meant to offend anyone.”
She went on to address Sir Mix-a-Lot’s comments. She said, “He actually said a very nice thing — he was very defensive and kind. Because it’s just about celebrating women’s bodies, and that’s what I was doing.”
This is obviously not the first time that people have over-reacted to something a celebrity posted online, but it is one of the very few times that a celebrity didn’t bend to the pressure to apologize. Playfully using the quote of a very famous rap song as a caption to an Instagram post is hardly a crime against humanity. Lively understood that and didn’t over-react to a small group of people making a bunch of noise.
I think more celebrities should take note from her and just keep being themselves on social media. As long as nothing they post is blatantly homophobic or racist, letting their personalities shine is what we want our celebrities to do on their profiles.
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