Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, who is better known as Tems, arrived at the 2023 Oscars ceremony wearing a stunning regal white outfit that turned heads among attendees. Tems was nominated for the 2023 Oscars in the Best Original Song category for her collaboration on the song, “Lift Me Up” with popular singer, Rihanna. However, her outfit sparked negative reactions online from netizens who claimed that her outfit denied other attendees a better view of the stage.
One netizen wrote: “The dress was gorgeous on the red carpet, but this is beyond rude once seated. Her stylist should have had another dress for her to change into before she was seated. Celebrities do that all the time at events.” Another tweeted: “So no one asked her to take it off or move? Obnoxious.”
Reactions on social media ranged from criticism to support for Tems. Some defended her outfit, stating that she was entitled to wear whatever she wanted, while others criticized her for blocking the view of other attendees. However, despite the backlash, Tems remained poised and graceful throughout the ceremony, enjoying the event with her fellow nominees and supporters.
Overall, the incident has sparked a debate online about appropriate attire at public events, with some arguing that people should be allowed to wear whatever they want, while others believe that people should be considerate of others and not block their view. As for Tems, she continues to be a talented musician and artist, with a bright future ahead of her in the music industry.