On Sunday (March 12) night, the top movie magic makers in the industry gathered for the Oscars. Per usual, after the awards ceremony came the annual Vanity Fair after-party. As photos began to make their way online, people had a lot to say about what Ciara was wearing — or wasn’t wearing.
The “Body Party” songstress, who arrived with her husband, NFL player Russell Wilson, wore a backless, floor-length sheer gown. The front of the garment was extremely low-cut and the super-toned beauty’s thong peeked through. Almost immediately, social media chatter included conversations of users condemning the dress, pointing out Ciara being a wife and a mother of three.
@ciaraSelective outrage 😭♬ original sound – Devon Guzzie
However, her fans and body-positive supporters quickly came to her defense. “A bunch of unmarried pick-me’s on the clock app talking about how Ciara’s dress wasn’t becoming of a wife… as she stands next to her whole husband,” one tweet read. Even BET joined in on the discussion, writing, “Y’all mad huh? DEAL WITH IT. We stand behind you sis!” along with images of the entertainer. One user pointed out how people had a lot to say without realizing there was a theme for the night’s event — which was “Old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist,” according to Vogue.
“All of this talk about Ciara’s dress and y’all didn’t mention that it wasn’t for the Oscars, but an [Oscars] party themed-event,” a post that contained images of other stars in barely-there clothing said. The discussion must’ve been quite amusing to the “Goodies” hitmaker. Last night (March 15), she hopped on TikTok and seemingly shaded the naysayers. “Selective outrage,” she captioned a video of herself fully covered with an oversized sheet. “This being Ciara’s response to y’all being [outraged] over her dress and the caption being ‘selective outrage’ made me giggle a bit,” one person wrote.
Check out the messages of support below.
Oscar Nights ✨ pic.twitter.com/k7QHFtrzc4
— Ciara (@ciara) March 13, 2023
All of this talk about Ciara’s dress and y’all didn’t mention that it wasn’t for the Oscars,
but an Oscar party themed-event
“Barely there” this brings perspective. pic.twitter.com/pa4HbozOFo
— 👁️⃤ Mona (@ReallyRemona) March 15, 2023
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"Married Women…." BLOCKKKEDDD pic.twitter.com/PY2GZMonXV
— BIG SMOOCHIE 🤪 ➐ (@mosthatedwhore_) March 15, 2023
A bunch of unmarried pick me’s on the clock app talking about how Ciara’s dress wasn’t becoming of a wife…as she stands next to her whole husband
— Hooker T. Washington 🧶 (@AQualityMess) March 14, 2023
CIARA WILSON! You did not have to step on necks like this 🔥 pic.twitter.com/6maKMaZ9c5
— Nye (@itgirlnye) March 13, 2023
Ya'll mad huh??
DEAL WITH IT. We stand behind you sis! 😘 @ciara pic.twitter.com/DUonWV4mBH
— BET (@BET) March 16, 2023
Y’all do know the Theme for the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party was naked and sheer?!?
Did anyone mention the other stars naked attire or we just shaming black women?#Ciara #VanityFairAfterParty pic.twitter.com/3KfFNNhX2n
— Comfort n’ Light (@ComfortnLight1) March 14, 2023
Ciara the queen of setting the internet on fire and not giving a single fuck. Sis on her Instagram talking about skin care like y’all aren’t currently livid about this dress. We have to stan 😭 pic.twitter.com/MoTMs4KMOY
— Nye (@itgirlnye) March 13, 2023
date someone who looks at you the way Russell looks at Ciara 🏾 pic.twitter.com/Fd2fV7oRnU
— Black Couples (@blvckcouples) March 15, 2023
This being Ciara's response to yall being outrage over her dress and the caption being "selective outrage" made me giggle a bit 🤣 pic.twitter.com/e0sqNpgyV3
— Sanji's Simp (@theerhonnichan) March 16, 2023