What is cultural appropriation? We’ve determined so far that it’s a white singer who listens to Motown and comic book artists who are fans of hip-hop. Now we can include an actress who quotes a 10+ year old rap lyric. Blake Lively posted this picture on her Instagram page with the following caption, “L.A face with an Oakland booty.'”
First, a moment of appreciation, just because dang girl!
Now, the lyric in question is to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” It’s one of the most popular rap songs of all time and is ingrained in our culture. You’ve most likely quoted it yourself. If you deny it you’re a liar.
That was then? Now?
‘Another day, another rich white woman using WOC’s bodies as a punchline and commodity. As if Blake Lively wasn’t the worst already,’ read a post from @katbeee.
User @mindamaureen wrote: ‘So much privilege even GOOP feels uncomfortable’
While @HellaBootsy questioned if the star had ever visited Oakland at all.
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’, one follower wrote.
Being constantly outraged like this seems exhausting.
Also, maybe I’m just an idiot, but don’t white people also live in Oakland? Or is my white privilege showing? Secondly, I think maybe Blake here is proud of her healthy butt. Isn’t this body-positivity? Or is body-pride only okay if you’re a giant she-beast with bad hygiene? Ah, I may have answered my own question here.
SJWs are totally fine promoting different body types if you’re not pretty, white, or rich. But if you’re all three things?
Behold the real motivations of leftist women, of any race. How dare you be hot. How dare you be rich. How dare you be white. How dare you quote a rap song which praised women with big booties, regardless of race. But mostly how dare you be hot, white, and rich.
Here’s hoping Blake Lively doesn’t cave with a plethora of apologies for “cultural appropriation” for quoting a hugely popular hit single in regards to her booty. Because again I say, she who has not quoted Sir Mix-A-lot’s “Baby Got Back” cast the first donut.