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Blake Lively Slammed on Social Media After Claiming Cherokee Ancestry in L'Oréal Ad

Lively also came under fire in 2016 for posting a pic where she claimed to have an "L.A. face with an Oakland booty."

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    Blake Lively Slammed on Social Media After Claiming Cherokee Ancestry in L'Oréal Ad
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    Actress Blake Lively attends L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women Of Worth Celebration at The Pierre Hotel on December 2, 2014 in New York City.

    Blake Lively may want to re-examine her family tree.

    The actress was being mocked on social media for a new L'Oréal commercial aimed at promoting a makeup foundation that matches a wide range of skin tones. Lively states in the L'Oreal ad that she is "English, German, Irish and Cherokee."

    The statement set Twitter amok.

    But this is not the first time Lively has said she's part Cherokee. In 2015, the same L'Oreal True Match Foundation ad promoted her ancestry.

    It's also not the first time Lively's caught social media fire. In 2016 she was also mocked for posting a picture of herself in a tight-fitting gown with the caption "L.A. face with an Oakland booty."

    L.A. face with an Oakland booty

    A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

    According to Cherokee Nation Tribal Registration, you must be able to provide documents that connect you to a direct Cherokee ancestor listed on the Dawes Final Rolls with a blood degree. Today, the Cherokee Nations has more than 315,000 citizens, but we do not know if Blake Lively is one of them. 

    L'Oréal did not respond to a request for comment.