Blake Lively Somehow Made Her Controversial 'Oakland Booty' Comment Even Worse
Last month, Blake Lively made headlines for a single Instagram caption: "L.A. face with an Oakland booty." In case you forgot, this lyric from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s "Baby Got Back" went along with a glam photo from the Cannes Film Festival.
At the time, we published an emergency "Delete Your Account" column to explain why the one-liner got so much criticism, which MTV News's Ira Madison III summed up in two sentences: "Remember all the drama from the line ‘Becky with the good hair' from Lemonade and how Becky is a catch-all term for a white girl, and ‘good hair' refers to the racial connotations that come with straight, European hair being called ‘good' and the kinky, natural hair of black women being ‘bad'? Well, ‘L.A. face with the Oakland booty' operates the same way."
Perhaps Lively didn't get this message. When she got asked about the backlash on Sway's SiriusXM show Wednesday morning (June 22), she finally broke her silence on the controversy.
"It’s something I was proud of. I never meant to offend anyone," the Gossip Girl alum said, citing how Sir Mix-A-Lot came to her defense. "It's just about celebrating women's bodies, and that's what I was doing, and I would never want to hurt anyone's feelings or upset anyone."
This is all fine and fabulous, but she followed up with something less celebratory a few seconds later: "It’s nice to have a nice curve and not look like you’re starving to death."
To which I say: Blake, you tried. If you're all about "celebrating women's bodies," that includes the ones you deem to be "starving to death." Just sayin'.
Hear more of her interview with Sway below.