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Blake Lively’s Gentrified Booty, Explained

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Who is Blake Lively?

For a while I thought she was Sienna Miller. Like, I’d see her and say “That’s Sienna Miller in that movie, apparently.

But she’s not Sienna Miller. And she’s definitely not Scarlett Johansson.

Are you sure?

Yes.

So she’s just Blake Lively?

Yes. She is just Blake Lively, a person who is not Sienna Miller and definitely not Scarlett Johansson.

What is gentrification?

Gentrification is defined by Merriam-Webster as the “process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.”

If you want a more nuanced and robust definition, check out the “There Goes The Neighborhood” podcast, created by Rebecca Carroll and hosted by The Nation’s Kai Wright.

How can I tell if a neighborhood has been or is in the process of being gentrified?

The types of businesses, bike lanes, and apartment/loft/condo listings that propagate seemingly overnight are one indication. If a Trader Joe’s all of a sudden pops up in the hood, best believe its not there for you, Jerome.

But the best signal has always been White woman with shih tzus. If you walk through an inner-city neighborhood, and you see at least two White women with shih tzus and yoga pants, it’s a gentrified neighborhood.

Why two? Why not one?

One White women with a shih tzu could be just be lost. Or following her dreams when she quits her cushy girls track coaching position at Prescott High to become the boys football coach at inner-city Central High. Even though she’s faced with both racial and gender prejudices, she whips the team into shape, so they can compete against Prescott High in the final. 

Did you just quote the IMDB description of the movie Wildcats?

Yes.

I see. So why is Blake Lively in the news today?

While at the Cannes Film Festival, the modelesque Lively shared a picture of herself in brown dress that makes her look quite shapely.

L.A. face with an Oakland booty

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

The caption she added on the pic said “L.A. face with an Oakland booty.” Which is a reference to a line in Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

This upset some people, who felt this was racially insensitive.

How so?

L.A. face with an Oakland booty” by itself is a somewhat problematic line, as it suggests that the optimal Black woman is one with a body more commonly associated with Black woman (Oakland), but with facial features more aligned with the White (Hollywood/LA) standard of beauty. But no one really gave a damn about that line when Mix-A-Lot said it because it was 1992, and all we cared about was Karl Kani and the McRib.

Anyway, by using this caption, Lively essentially gentrified the booty. Which is actually apropos because she has a gentrified booty.

What’s a gentrified booty?

Sometimes in newly gentrified neighborhoods you’ll find new “ethnic” restaurants that are just ethnic in name only. It’ll tout itself as “Vietnamese Cuisine.” But if you actually peeked into the kitchen, you’d just see four bearded hipsters in 511s making ramen and adding Old Bay. A gentrified booty, which Blake Lively possesses, follows the same script.

If you looked at literally any other picture of Lively other than the one in question, you’d see that her “booty” is basically just an extension of her back. There’s no booty there. Just a back, and then an asscrack, and then air. Even after adding a few pounds for pregnancy, it’s still the size of a spider whisper.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with not having much booty. You know who else didn’t have much booty? Jesus.

But there is something wrong with pretending to have it, especially if you’re only pretending to have it now because it’s now, officially, “cool” for you to pretend to have it.

I get it now. Anything else?

Not really. On the “zero to Zimmerman” 100 point scale of shit to get upset about, this is like a 7.5. And admittedly she did look very good in the dress. I even forgot for a minute that she’s not Sienna Miller and definitely not Scarlett Johansson.

Just don’t gentrify the booty, man. Noodles? Maybe. Booty? No!

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • black-a-rican

    “her “booty” is basically just an extension of her back. There’s no booty there. Just a back, and then an asscrack, and then air. Even after adding a few pounds for pregnancy, it’s still the size of a spider whisper.”

    Just like most women in LA. When I moved out here, my work friends, also from the east coast, couldn’t understand why women who had a booty like that thought they were the ish. The standard out here is so low, that’s all there is to look forward to.

    *sad face*

    • White definition of booty, is way different than everyone else. It’s kind of like the difference between a Large Shirt in China vs the U.S.

      • Ess Tee

        Naw, but Blake wasn’t going for White definition of booty.

        • Nah u right.

          Twerking’s messed the game up.

          • ChokeOnThisTea

            “Twerking”– another white definition that’s way different from the original black definition.

            • Black folks need to start copywriting ish.

              • Hugh Akston

                Preach…don’t forget suing too

                • ChokeOnThisTea

                  We can’t win murder trials in which we’re the victims. I highly doubt we stand a chance at suing.

                  Plus, that ish costs money.

                  • Hugh Akston

                    I’d say not enough of us (actually fighting for us) representing…if we can get that number up judges numbers on juries etc n more practice…(Allen iverson voice)

                  • Janelle Doe

                    so sad and so true :-/

            • DomiMami

              We used to freak, wind, Do da butt, pop it, and the like. And the dance culture (which truly is a culture) has been reduced to that one word; twerk.
              Le sigh

              • ChokeOnThisTea

                Give ‘re another 20 years to “catch on” to those dances as if they invented them. They’ll screw them up too.

      • Lissa

        Lol you have a point.

      • This was the perfect analogy.

      • black-a-rican

        Word. I bought an Adidas tracksuit in 4x because the large had me looking like someone put the drier on super high.

      • Question

        That Pippa Middleton situation is proof. Folks were losing their minds over this:

        http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/221014/slide_221014_878774_free.jpg

        Nah, you don’t need to squint. Your eyes are working just fine…

          • Mwangangi

            spectacular

        • Momofuku O’Murphy

          W T F
          W T F
          W T F

          • Kas

            Hi Mo.

            • Momofuku O’Murphy

              hi! that flatness is shocking, though!

        • brothaskeeper

          …..

          • Val

            Lol

        • Noassatall

          • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

            We used to say this back in HS, e.g…. ‘Shorty came down with a bad case of Noassatall at puberty…’

        • Carlisias

          LOL

        • Mochasister

          Yeah, I didn’t get the hype either. Cultural differences man.

          • Melissa

            There’s a significant contingent of white people who don’t understand the point of Pippa Middleton either, trust me. *goes back to being pissed at sister for not marrying royalty, thus guaranteeing my negligible cheeks will never get a feature in Vanity Fair*

        • IwanttobeaRizpah

          Wait. I’m confuzzled. She has a pancake.

        • NonyaB

          I remember the furore. What a painful sight.

        • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

          ???

        • DomiMami

          Ummmmm….I’m squinting but all I see are buttons.

        • Walker62

          Dude, come on Blake has is stuffing that gown. Pippa’s got nothing, barely curves appear.

      • Shauntele

        Signed in just to like this. ..made my day

      • Mochasister

        Yes, I have noticed this too. I’ve heard white talking about how “big” their butt is. If you look, their idea of big is really just wide and flat. Usually when Black people talk about booty we mean something that juts out into a nice c shaped curve.

        • troubleman

          I like to use the term “depth”. That’s what most white women are missing.

          • JB

            God bless the depth

        • kingpinenut

          God bless the dip

        • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

          God bless the booty 3rd dimension.

      • Blueberry01

        White definition of anything is at different than everyone elses…

    • Word!!! I went to “Casa Latina” in San Diego in 98.. me and my cousins were visiting our madrina….EVEN the black girls and Latinas were looking like toddler booties…

      Some Dominican dudes were in there… they were trying to grind on us cuz we all had a$$ but they were trying to leave with the Miley’s…lol

      i had NEVER seen minority chicks with NO ayus.

  • Ess Tee

    She tried it so I’m about to luxuriate in my pettiness.

    That “Oakland booty” she’s claiming is really just angles and forced posture. Homegirl is 1) leaning forward so she’s at that near 45-degree angle and 2) popping her left knee out and forward, which again aids in that 45-degree angle forward.

    Thanks for playing, Blake! See your way to the back for some lovely parting gifts.

    • Conrad Bess

      You’re a photographer? Stop giving away our pose secrets!

      • Ess Tee

        Haha! No, I’m not a photog. I have a homegirl, though–non Black Latina–who rocks that pose in photos. I remember when she posted one such pic on FB and people were like, “Damn girl!” in the comments. I was the one who had taken this particular pic, but I ain’t say nothing because she’s my homegirl. Thankfully, she also ain’t talking about having an “Oakland booty” neither.

        http://i.giphy.com/OrnjmhKqT3VNC.gif

        • Conrad Bess

          You probably looked at her like this.

          • Ess Tee

            If she tried to proclaim she had Black girl booty? Yup!

        • Brother Mouzone

          That side/ one leg forward pose and the make-up trick that makes the nose look narrow are the most commonly used photo okeydokes out there for women trying to alter their appearance.

    • Melissa

      Ugh, remember her Antebellum Artisinal Lifestyle? I MEAN. Honestly, the nicest thing I ever heard anyone say about her was when my boyfriend (plastic surgeon) said her breast implants were really well-placed. Please feel free to add that to your consolation parting gifts to soften the blow!

      • Ess Tee

        I try to forget that. Didn’t it fold after it was all said and done?

        • Melissa

          It did, as it turns out there wasn’t a huge market share among delusional people who like their housewares to look like they’d been run over by a super-twee tractor. Seats were taken in Westchester that day! ;)
          http://media.giphy.com/media/FydAZdgtLcCgo/giphy.gif

      • NonyaB

        Just looked that up; antebellum my azz. No wonder it shut down, guess slavery era chic wasn’t moving the crowd in 2016.

        • Melissa

          I do believe they used the word “romance” somewhere in the copy and I was like….ummmm, I don’t know what goes on in your house, buuuuuut….maybe help your husband get his spray tan right for once.

        • Melissa

          It just boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Like, highly trained consultants help run these businesses and not one person, NOT ONE, said “hmmmm, maybe not?” Oy vey. My Martha (Stewart) would never.

          • Aprildredden4

            “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!ti336urtwo days ago grey MacLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !ti336u:?:?:.?.?.?.? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsGoodGetPay-Hour$98…. .????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!ti336u….,.

      • Jodyjlong4

        “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!ti52urtwo days ago grey MacLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !ti52u:?:?:.?.?.?.? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsLeadsGetPay-Hour$98…. .????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!ti52u….,….

      • DomiMami

        I had to look that up. Yeah, she’s an idjiot!
        Yes, idjiot!

        • Melissa

          BUT THE PARASOLS ARE SO CUTE YOU GUYS. I meeeeeeaaaaaannn it’s a nope from me.

      • AshAlly08

        Yes, and this is my problem with Blake Lively. She’s got a questionable history of little stuff like this. She got me damn near questioning Ryan Reynolds.

        • Melissa

          Exactly! On the RR not, oy vey, I once shared an elevator with him aaaaaand…someone does not have spray tan game proper down. Dude looked like The Great Pumpkin’s ne’er do well cousin.

        • DearWifey

          Saw Ryan Reynolds in a few clubs in Cape Town when he was filming- literally every time I saw him he was talking to some blonde chick. I think Denzel Washington was the only black person he spoke to when he was there… And probs only because they were in the same movie.

          • AshAlly08

            I really want to give RR the benefit of doubt, but you’re not helping his case, lol.

    • LMNOP

      I don’t even know who she is, but if she’d have just skipped saying anything, people who noticed this at all would just be like “she looks good in that dress.”

      Just because you’re (kind of) famous, doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea for you to open your mouth.

    • pls

      Not to mention it wasn’t flattering to her. No white woman would post a pic like that of themselves 10 years ago. It’s so annoying. Why can’t you appreciate the culture without trying to hijack it? I love bruce lee and kung fu movies. If I tried to force an asian accent and dress in a kimono everyday to work, I’d look a fool. We need to start calling these fools out. You cannot have my culture!

      • Alex Brightman Jr

        By her comment I thought she was appreciating the culture? How is she hijacking it by using a lyric? She didn’t force a “black” accent and wear weave and then make this comment so it’s not like she is stealing things from the black culture. Your comment makes no sense

        • pls

          gow away

          • Alex Brightman Jr

            I’m not gowing anywhere

            • Indy Syder

              Pls is a pure imbecile void of perspective and aptitude.

        • How about quote your own shyt?

          Oops you steal EVERYTHING.

          Never mind.

          • JD_Challenger

            She didn’t steal anything. She exercised her freedom of speech. No one’s legally stopping you from quoting anything from any source on your Instagram.

            • BaronMatrix

              And no one is stopping this person from voicing her displeasure… Or are you…?

              • JD_Challenger

                No, I’m not. How could I stop her? It makes no sense to voice displeasure at a White person for quoting a (20+ y/o) rap song that a Black person produced. That song was produced for all of society and posterity.

                • BaronMatrix

                  Cause you don’t seem to feel the same in the other direction, clown…

                  • JD_Challenger

                    How would you know what I feel? (insert childish insult)

          • Alex Brightman Jr

            That’s like me saying don’t speak English because you’re stealing our language. It doesn’t belong to me or anyone else. Don’t be so angry and just live life. Don’t act like white people are the only people who have ever stolen anything.

            • Yawn.

              And stop fukking telling me what to do.. We didn’t steal your language… you FORCED it on us.. I like your alabaster nerve. I suggest you tell that kid in the pic what to do.. I’m not him or her.

              Watch your mouth.

              • Alex Brightman Jr

                OK then just stay angry at us white folk then. I don’t need to watch my mouth, I’m good. Have a good weekend!

                • DearWifey

                  To be fair I think in this instance she was specifically angry at you…

            • BaronMatrix

              Sounds like you’re making excuses… Only “you people” are that gullible…

              • Alex Brightman Jr

                What excuse is that? You people? What do you mean by you people?

            • BaronMatrix

              No… Not when English was forced on us and even that was a struggle, freak… YOU are and have been the problem even for yourself… You’re the idiots with rolling coal and strip mining…

        • Timothy

          A)there’s no such thing as a “black accent” B) she does wear weave. White people have always worns weaves or hair extensions C) the fact that you tried to combine those two and say that that’s black culture only shows your level of ignorance. More than ignorance but I’ll leave it at that.

          • BaronMatrix

            A) Don’t tell Hollywood that…
            B) It was a comparison MORON…
            C) you need to get your GED

            • Timothy

              I dont care if it was a “comparison” CLOWN. And I don’t need G.E.D. I already have 2 degrees. Aim higher and have some respect for yourself . YOU CAN DO IT.I BELIEVED IN YOU.

              • BaronMatrix

                Swimming pool mgmt and Advanced swimming pool mgmt don’t really count.. I’m a Mech Engr and Software architect… But still your stereotypical view persists.. Go clean up a meth den in WI after you read this…

                http://www.safewise.com/blog/the-30-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2016/

                • Timothy

                  A)/Nice try. More like a Masters in Public Health entering a PhD in Health Policy.

                  B) what stereotypical vireare you assuming I have ?

                  C) what does that link have to do with anything?

                  • BaronMatrix

                    That’s the same thing.. I build America and keep it running…

                    • Timothy

                      Lmao…wow.

                      Again… Failed. You. Miserably.

        • Beckies be wearing weave all day. boy go home.

          • Alex Brightman Jr

            I’ll go home and you can go do hoodrat stuff with your friends

            • Clever!

            • BaronMatrix

              Aaah, and the racist biznitch who has never eaten dinner with black families comes out… Get a life, clown…

              • Alex Brightman Jr

                Actually quite the opposite. Racist? Read the shirt in her photo.

            • Vintage

              Just don’t molest that kid in your photo, chad.

      • Beauty In Truth

        Calling out does nothing when bms are supporting it, speaking on it, and praising it. Sip, sip, sip.

        • pls

          I wouldn’t say it does nothing, we just have to be louder than all the bm that praise it.

    • LyricMeThis

      After looking at other pics of her including said “booty” I’m not convinced that is all posture. It looks like she got some extra padding or lift in there or something. Either way she tried it.

      • I was thinking the same thing shes weating those butt pad thingys

  • ChokeOnThisTea

    Awww. That’s cute. My as s used to look like that when I was 12, but I’m a grown woman now.

    • Kas

      Hence the term, grown @ss woman? I’ll see myself out.

      • Envy McKee

        Hehehehe. Cute.

      • brothaskeeper

        Sir.

        *low-key daps on way out*

      • troubleman

        You get the Brotha Man nod for that one.

        • Maestro G

          Cosign that nod.

      • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

        Respeck on it.

    • PinkRose

      LOL!!!

    • o?

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        O.

    • Ille Jay

      Maybe side by side comparisons of 18 (please keep it legal) and the Grown are in need? I’m having trouble Ass-essing….

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        LMAO!!! I was waiting to see who the first perv would be to request this.

        • Kas

          Pictures or it didn’t happen.

          • ChokeOnThisTea

            No pictures and it did.

        • Ille Jay

          Haha…”I be the Pappy” ?

        • Mochasister

          Right!

        • fxd8424

          Cause you knew it was coming. That train is never late.

    • JD_Challenger

      She may not have an Oakland booty but at least she doesn’t have an Oakland face.

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        *Yawn*

  • Charles Johnson

    I still don’t know who she is

    • wife of Deadpool.

      • Charles Johnson

        that’s it?!

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        Still not ringing a bell.

        I do know, at least, know who Scarlett Johanssen is. She acts in movies (though I can’t name any of them).

      • IwanttobeaRizpah

        That’s a person or name of a movie?

        • I mean the wife of Ryan Reynolds (actor who played Deadpool)

          • IwanttobeaRizpah

            I’ve never heard of the movie but I wanted to make sure somebody didnt name their kid dead pool

    • Question

      You’re not supposed to. Gossip Girl and a perceived fashion icon (her red carpet appearances have been noteworthy). But there’s no reason why you should know who she is…which is why I’m surprised people are reacting to this…

    • Guest

      U sound like Mariah Carey describing JLo

  • Lissa

    “The size of a spider whisper” ahahahah! But for real when will these types of white women just turn the “trying it” switch off? Forever reaching for black nerves! Just stop!

  • This is a weird instagram post by Blake Lively though. Everything about her is peak whiteness. Why is she talking about her elongated back being a booty? Why are these aryan women talking about booties?

    • cakes_and_pies

      On a Gywenth Paltrow scale of 1-10, 10 being her “Real Ni@@as in Paris” comment, I give her a 0.5. I saw no I’ll intent, just a blonde White lady who didn’t know Black Twitter would go after her.

      • IsitFridayyet?

        Her rating doesn’t even register on the scale for me. She was talking about her behind using a lyric from a song that came out almost a quarter century ago.

        • cakes_and_pies

          I wanted to give her a 0, but GP or whatever

      • Leggy

        Honestly, I think people are overreacting. I’m sure that girl just thought she had a booty, liked the song and used that lyric. I’m so confused by the outrage. I think I’m missing something here. It’s obvious she had no ill intent, like she literally has no history of any racist ish.

        • NonyaB
        • cakes_and_pies

          We can’t call EVERYTHING racially insensitive or a cultural appropriation. It just dilutes the true meaning of the phrases. I love Black Twitter, but this crying wolf will come back and bite us in the butt.

          • Leggy

            Honestly, it’s making us look ridiculous. We’re becoming the boy who cried wolf, when a wolf actually finally comes no one would take us seriously.

            • I hear you, but isn’t it nice to hear something from those of us who are bothered? In so many other areas of our lives, we can’t always speak out when whit ladies do stuff that ain’t cool…there are real life ramifications… but on the internet, we can let folks know about the slightest offense…..But for the record, I don’t think folk in general take black pain, frustration or anger serious anyway..America would be a different country if it did..

              • Leggy

                No honestly it’s not. It’s gotten to the point where I just ignore all the outrage. It’s become stupid. Everything is not cultural appropriation, everything isn’t racist. We honestly just look ridiculous at this point, people are starting to ignore us so when something we should actually be mad about finally occurs, no one will pay us any attention.

                • I see where you are coming from.

                • JD_Challenger

                  It’s the new culture of “taking offense”…there are real heartbreaking violations going on but people wanna feel big “dragging” a White socialite for the novelty of it.

          • Maestro G

            “…and bite us in the butt.” No…pun intended?

            • cakes_and_pies

              It was tongue in cheek or rather teeth on butt. ?

    • Janelle Doe

      Perhaps Beyonce may address this in a surprise song that got left off the album sometime soon? :-) :P

      • JennyJazzhands

        Once upon a time blake and Beyoncé were friends. Don’t know if that’s still the case.

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      You know why son….the same reason Missus would sell hattie mae down the river when Master was away from the big house on business.

  • Val

    Well at least I’m not the only one who had no idea who Blake Lively is. And now that I know I wish I didn’t know. Anyway, considering that, I really don’t care if she stood on a street corner with a bullhorn saying the N word a thousand times.

    As for the line, Sir Mix-A-Lot is the one who needs to answer for that.

    • ChokeOnThisTea

      “As for the line, Sir Mix-A-Lot is the one who needs to answer for that.”

      Yeah, it’s highly problematic. Grant it, he was young, but based on recent interviews I’ve seen him in, he hasn’t grown much and would probably stand by that line with pride.

      • Question

        Why shouldn’t he stand by the line? 90s hip hop was all about references to “ghetto booties” (hello Uncle Luke). Now it needs explaining…?

        • ChokeOnThisTea

          C’mon, Question. We’re talking about the racial undertones of it.

          • Question

            The racial undertones of what Sir Mix A Lot said, what Khloe Kardashian said or what Blake Lively said? And what have the said? That Black girls have booty that isn’t often seen in other races of women? Sir Mix A Lot was appreciating, Khloe Kardashian was attention whoring and who knows what Blake Lively was doing.

            I really wanna know how does what Blake Lively said affect my life or life of women like me (Black women)? I can understand socio economic undertones (Oakland = ghetto = booties) but I don’t get the part about LA faces only being white. And I don’t care to go through the mental gymnastics necessary to come to that conclusion.

      • I always took the LA face to be a pretty face, like movie star face, but never equated it with a white face. *shrugs*

        • ChokeOnThisTea

          Black ain’t the poster face of Hollywood movie star. *Shrugs*

          • Nah but Mix a Lot doesn’t have the forethought of taking poster children into his equation. If it equated to white I guess I don’t get the point of the Becky intro, I guess I always thought he was trying to (poorly) shed light on a preference for black women all around.

            • ChokeOnThisTea

              For Black women’s bodies, but Euro-centric-esque LA faces.

              • “Give me a sister, I can’t resist her.,,” I guess I don’t see it since the only references to white girls in the song and video seemed negative. Had he said “Beverly Hills Face” I would have thought otherwise, though.

                • ChokeOnThisTea

                  Finish the lyric. “Red beans and rice didn’t miss her”….as in her body. Her shape. It’s an ode to Black women’s bodies.

                  • Eh agree to disagree. Dissecting Sir Mix A Lot cultural references is killing me a little inside.

                • Exactly. LA is not any less diverse than Oakland.

            • L8Comer

              I don’t think it was white faces, probably black girl from a more affluent area.

        • Same.

        • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

          Same here..i didn’t put the color twist on it, cause in the song he’s clearly talking about sisters.

    • Hugh Akston

      Read the title skipped content now reading comments…so I didn’t miss much? Nope have no idea who she is…

    • Janelle Doe

      I am still not sure i know who she is. If she did something next month or in a year I would need a whole new rehash similar to this one to contextualize. Is she an actress or singer or a reality show star?

      • Kas

        New rehash and some cliff notes.

      • JennyJazzhands

        You would only know her if you watched the show gossip girl in the early 2000s.

        • orchid921

          I did. And I am SO ASHAMED. (Then again, I know that world a little because I went to boarding school in CT. Nothing on that show surprised me.)

          • JennyJazzhands

            Don’t be ashamed. I’m going to watch it again after I get done with The Good Wife. Lol

            • Melissa

              I totally would with Chuck Bass, so I’m the only one who needs to be ashamed here. ???

              • pls

                I’m chuck baaassss

              • JennyJazzhands

                Lol he’s creepy to me. Both on the show and in real life.

                • Melissa

                  He is totally gross and I would still let him flip me like a rare burger. I must be nastier than I thought I was hahahaha!!

    • Ari

      Just learned about Blake Lively from this post – only heard about her in passing.

      • Val

        I’ve heard the name but honestly if she sat down next to me I wouldn’t know who she was.

    • NonyaB

      Even now that I supposedly know who she is, I still wouldn’t be able to pick her out from a lineup of similar sized blondes because she’s so basic looking.

  • Yogi08

    Raise your hand if you remember the rap from “Wildcats”….just me?Anyone? “It’s the sport of kings…Football”

    • Raven

      …Better than diamond rings…

      • orchid921

        I wish my husband was here. He knows all the words! He was kind of shocked that I’d never seen Wildcats until he sat me down and had me watch it a few years ago. That said, good movie. That rap at the end … not so much. ;)

      • Freebird

        Football…

  • Dustin John Seibert

    Was it Karl Kani we cared about in 1992 or Karl Malone?

    I don’t remember…I was 11 and I all I cared about was scramble pr0n.

    • brothaskeeper

      I cared about Bugle Boy myself.

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        “Are those Bugle Boy jeans you’re wearing?” “He ll naw, you now these Polo.”

        • orchid921

          I literally have not thought about that catchphrase since ’93. Well done!

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        Oh. And I saw that “scripture” you posted. You going straight to he ll on a roller coaster. Lmao!!!

    • Alpha Man 06

      For me it was Cross Colours and Girbaud jeans in 92…and the Bulls repeat.

      • troubleman

        Ahh, Girbauds, Polo Boots and Coogi sweaters. Sweet memories…

        • Alpha Man 06

          I’m still rocking mine…forget memories. I have always liked the extra room in Girbauds.

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