Temilola Openiyi aka Tems got the heat during the 2023 Academy Awards for wearing a puffy white gown that wrapped around the back of her head, thereby
Temilola Openiyi aka Tems got the heat during the 2023 Academy Awards for wearing a puffy white gown that wrapped around the back of her head, thereby blocking the views of audience members.
While the songstress who is nominated for Best Original Song for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever track Lift Me Up stunned on the red carpet, the incredible outfit was probably less loved by those sitting inside the Dolby Theater.
Photos of Tems 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 said, comparing the garment to a mass of condensed water vapor.
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.
Several dragged the designer of the dress, with a detractor declaring: “She looks stunning but perhaps they could have made the top bit detachable.”
“Her designers should have thought this through,” another agreed.
However, many defended Tems’ eye-catching ensemble, saying they were fans of the fashion-forward frock.
“If you’re sitting BEHIND greatness that is known as Tems, then perhaps you’re just not that important,” one stated.
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.