Watch CBSN Live

Blake Lively sparks outrage with "L.A. face with an Oakland booty" comment

Actress Blake Lively is getting backlash over an Instagram post that some suggest is racist
Actress Blake Lively is getting backlash over... 01:10

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.

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.

L.A. face with an Oakland booty

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.