2023 Oscars: Twitter Divided Over Tems’ Rude View-Blocking Outfit
The internet is divided over Oscar-nominated Nigerian music star Tems’ outfit worn to the 2023 Oscar Awards.
The songstress — who is nominated for Best Original Song for the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” track “Lift Me Up” — wore a puffy white gown that wrapped around the back of her head.
And while she stunned on the red carpet, the incredible outfit was probably less loved by those sitting inside the Dolby Theater.
Photos of the “Crazy Tings” hitmaker standing out in the crowd quickly went viral on Twitter, clocking up hundreds of thousands of views.
“Imagine waiting your whole life to be at the Oscars and you end up sitting behind a stratus cloud,” one sniped, comparing the garment to a mass of condensed water vapour.
The critic accompanied their snarky tweet with a screenshot that showed a guest craning his neck around Tems’ puffy garment in order to see the stage.
Others also accused the star of being “rude” by blocking the view of other attendees.
“I guess the people behind the white veil don’t get to see the show,” one declared.
“Who has to sit behind that woman with the white veil,” another asked. “Rude.”
Imagine waiting your whole life to be at the Oscars and you end up sitting behind a stratus cloud. pic.twitter.com/HQ8lSYQBUV
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) March 13, 2023
A second supporter said those sitting behind the beauty wouldn’t be missing much at all.
“I would think the Oscars would have large screens to view the stage from,” they declared.
Many others have also come to her defence.
One wrote, “Imagine Gaga did the same thing and you didn’t care because…well we all know why”
Imagine Gaga did the same thing and you didn’t care because…well we all know why. 🤡 pic.twitter.com/5l5JQYgOGT
— GhostWridah (@GhostWridah) March 13, 2023
But someone can sit behind this, or is her skin color your problem pic.twitter.com/eg4iOOkHVU
— Good times 🌞🌞 (@Matata_oss) March 13, 2023