Blake Lively Sparks Outrage With “Oakland Booty” Instagram Post

By Andrea Park

(CBS NEWS) – Former “Gossip Girl” Blake Lively unwittingly sparked outrage when she posted an Instagram photo from the Cannes Film Festival.

The “Cafe Society” actress posted a side-by-side picture of herself from the front and the back and quoted the song “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-lot.

“L.A. face with an Oakland booty,” she captioned the image.

L.A. face with an Oakland booty

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US actress Blake Lively and US director Woody Allen (R) arrive on May 11, 2016 for the screening of the film "Cafe Society" during the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Blake Lively (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)


But the caption incited backlash from some fans, who called it racially insensitive.

“Unbelievably problematic, using women of color’s bodies as a joke. I guess you just want people to know you’re racist and you don’t give a s**t,” wrote on Instagram user.

“She is using the bodies of women of color as a punchline and a commodity and I don’t blame them for being somewhat offended!” said another.

In spite of the blowback, Lively has yet to comment on the post.

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