Tems responds to view-blocking Oscars 2023 sartorial backlash

Now she blocks enemies.

At Sunday’s 2023 Oscars, Tems, nominated for Best Original Song, faced backlash for wearing a dramatic white Lever Couture dress that blocked the view of audience members seated behind her at the awards show.

And on Monday, the 27-year-old singer shared her playful response to the drama.

“Uh Ohh!” Tems captioned a series of Instagram photos of herself wearing the couture design, which featured a structured veil that wrapped around her shoulders and formed a sculptural halo above her head.

She also tweeted photos modeling the overdone ensemble, in writing“Oops.”

Time at the 2023 Oscars.
Tems had a playful response to all haters.
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Fans applauded Tems for hitting back at haters and embracing his fashion choice.

“Block their view!” 🔥,” one person clapped on Instagram.

“You’re up there and I’m glad you know it❤️❤️,” a second person wrote.

“Block them my love… They don’t deserve to see front😍😍,” said another fan.

Time on the 2023 Oscars red carpet.
Her dress was designed by Lever Couture.
Time at the 2023 Oscars.
She was dragged for wearing a dress that obstructed the view of people seated behind her during the awards show.
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“You were beautiful 👸🏾,” another fan wrote.

“Your point of view is the only point of view that matters 😍,” added another.

The comments section of Tems’ Instagram post was filled with far more positivity than Twitter on Oscar night.

Time on the 2023 Oscars red carpet.
She was clearly happy with her look despite the criticism.
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The singer inspired hundreds of wild memes and was ruthlessly dragged for wearing the view-obstructing garment.

“Imagine waiting your whole life to be at the Oscars and finding yourself sitting behind a stratus cloud,” one person said. tweeted at the time.

“Who should sit behind this woman in the white veil”, another askedcalling Tems “rude”.

Others blamed the designer of the towering dress.

“She looks gorgeous but maybe they could have made the top detachable,” one person suggested.

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“This dress was worth it 🔥 but the stylist should do better next time. Don’t let people accuse our Tems of being inconsiderate,” a netizen writing.

“Its designers should have thought about it”, another added.

The singer was nominated for Best Original Song for the track “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which was performed by Rihanna on the telecast.

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