Marisa Chiarello Blog Post #5

Blake Lively recently came under fire for posting an image on instagram with the caption “L.A. face with an Oakland booty.” Many people claimed that the caption (from Sir Mix-a-Lot’s song “Baby Got Back”) was racist. She actually got a lot of angry remarks via Twitter and Instagram, and there were tons of stories calling her insensitive and racist. What I found interesting, is that there are other celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Khloe Kardashian who have used the same lines as captions for their photos. It was odd to me that Blake got so much backlash and they didn’t get any. I didn’t think that the caption was THAT bad. She obviously didn’t mean it in a racist way. Half of the time that celebrities say or do things that could be taken offensively they don’t actually mean it tocome off that way, but because they are famous, the lens they’re under is astronomically larger than most people.


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