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The caption, which reads, "L.A. face with an Oakland booty," is a line from the Sir Mix-A-Lot song "Baby Got Back."But the Internet is too woke for Lively's shenanigans. Jezebel observed that the caption "touts a diametrical opposition: that Los Angeles can be equated to elegance and/or beauty (read: whiteness), and that Oakland is its foil (read: blackness)."
Lively soon received opposing floods of criticism and support on Twitter.
The Instagram controversy comes right after Lively defended Woody Allen against criticism from his son Ronan Farrow about his widely alleged history of sexual abuse.
"It's very dangerous to factor in things you don't know anything about," Lively told the Los Angeles Times. "I could [only] know my experience. And my experience with Woody is he's empowering to women."
The Internet didn't particularly like those comments, either.We'll be waiting to see whether Lively apologizes for her Instagram caption or doubles down on it.