Blake Lively Responds To ‘Oakland Booty’ Controversy
Whether Blake Lively is trying to avoid watching her husband, Ryan Reynolds, perform orally on it in Deadpool or receiving backlash to referring to it online, it seems Blake just can’t avoid booty related controversies. In a new opportunity to air her feelings, Lively discusses how she felt, after becoming the target of online criticism for making a reference to a Sir Mix-A-Lot song in a social media post and explains what prompted the original post in the first place. Blake also opens up about being married to Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds and how the first R rated superhero’s antics has affected her life.
The Shallows Star Blake Lively Reacts To Criticism Over Her “Baby Got Back” Photo
Blake Lively found out just how sensitive the public is over issues of diversity, when she posted a picture of herself at the recent Cannes film festival and captioned the image with references to the Sir Mix-A-Lot song. Ms. Lively says the caption was meant to express how pleased she was with the way her form-fitting dress hugged her curves. Almost immediately, Blake was charged with being racially insensitive and cultural appropriation, but The Shallows actress says her intention was never to hurt or insult anyone.
“It’s something I was proud of. I never meant to offend anyone,” said Blake, adding that she has since received support from Sir Mix-A-Lot. “It’s just about celebrating women’s bodies and that’s what I was doing. I would never want to hurt anyone’s feelings or upset anyone. I was celebrating my body.”
Ms. Lively was shocked to have generated so much criticism, particularly when her attention was to draw attention to the fact that a woman can be sexy and beautiful without going to extremes with fad diets and intense workouts.
“It’s nice to have a nice curve and not look like you’re starving to death.”
Blake says it was important to mark her admiration for her self image at the Cannes event, because it takes so much effort to look appealing to oneself. She points out that celebrities rarely, if ever, resemble their red carpet selves at home and she reveals that even her Cannes appearance was achieved through great sacrifice.
“Even in that dress, I’m wearing a great tiny corset that somebody has cinched me in within an inch of my life,” says Ms. Lively. “It’s the most favorable version, so that when you look at yourself in the mirror at home and you don’t look like that, you think well why do those people look like that? But when I go home and take off that dress and look in the mirror, I don’t look like that either.”
Deadpool Still Gives Blake Lively Some Cringeworthy Moments
All through filming and even afterwards, Blake has been adorably supportive of husband Ryan Reynolds and his Deadpool character, but she finally feels that her tolerance for Deadpool’s sexcapades has reached a limit. Ms. Lively reveals that taking a flight is particularly excruciating, because nearly every other passenger wants to watch Deadpool, which means having to see her husband in sex montages everywhere she turns her head.
In the film, Reynolds’ Deadpool character becomes involved with a character played by Gotham‘s Morena Baccarin and the pair go at it in every position and scenario imaginable, which is not something Blake cares to watch over and over again.
“But like for 14 hours having your husband having mashed potatoes eaten out of his butthole — because that’s in the film — is lovely,” says Lively with more than a little facetiousness. “It’s a cruel and unusual form of torture.”
Blake reveals that it becomes that much more troublesome, when she’s traveling with the one-year-old daughter she shares with Reynolds. Ms. Lively says their daughter thinks the film on screen is the same as the Face Time chats she often has with Ryan, when he’s away from home, working on a film.
“And then my daughter goes, ‘Dada!’ She starts hugging and kissing the screen and waving at him, and he’s not waving back,” says The Shallows star. “And it’s because Daddy’s getting it, and the mashed potatoes.”
The Shallows, starring Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, and Brett Cullen, hits theaters on June 24.
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