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Blake Lively faces fan backlash as she becomes latest celeb to pile in on Kate Middleton following Princess’ photoshop gaffe after Kim K and John Oliver took a pop as ‘KateGate’ grips America

Blake Lively became the latest American A-lister to slam Kate Middleton’s photoshop blunder in an Instagram post promoting her new line of drinks and posting a heavily edited photo.

Lively’s antics follow left-wing comedian John Oliver joking that the Princess of Wales has been dead for 18 months, and Kim Kardashian posting that she was on her way to ‘find Kate’.

Last week, the hosts of morning talk show The View got into a heated argument about Kate’s photoshop antics, with Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg defending the apparent use of editing.

On Monday, video was created shows Prince William and his wife shopping, smiling jovially while carrying bags.

The backlash Lively faced was swift and severe.

In the latest joke, Lively, known for her close friendship with Taylor Swift, wrote in the caption, “I’m so excited to share this new photo I just took today showcasing our 4 new @bettybuzz and @bettybooze products to announce! Now you know why I’m missing.’

The Town star sits next to a warped swimming pool in a warped chair, her hands belong to someone else, a lemon hangs in the air and another can of drinks sits strangely on the table.

The heavily edited photo that Blake Lively posted this weekend to promote her new drinks line

Kim Kardashian posted a photo this weekend with the caption: 'On my way to find Kate'

Kim Kardashian posted a photo this weekend with the caption: ‘On my way to find Kate’

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“There’s zero chance she died 18 months ago,” British comedian John Oliver said last week

Hugh Jackman was also criticized when he joined in the fun on Lively's Instagram

Hugh Jackman was also criticized when he joined in the fun on Lively’s Instagram

“Ahem ma’am, you photoshopped your entire face with surgeries, did we complain? It’s no fun to pick on someone when they’re already low, shame on you,” one person wrote.

‘So disappointed. “Imagine if this was you recovering from surgery at home and people were mocking you,” said another Lively fan.

“Oh, bullying another woman!!! Especially a mom recovering from major surgery..,Very classy act from you… Think about what your BFF sings about Karma…,” wrote another while referencing her friendship with Taylor Swift.

Fellow A-lister Hugh Jackman was criticized when he commented on the post: ‘Yessssss!!! Send a pre-order link as soon as possible.’

“@thehughjackman joins in on bullying a sick public figure who can’t even recover in peace? Shame on you,” one person wrote. “You should be better than this,” said another.

This is just one sign of how KateGate has taken off in the US.

According to Sky News, Mentions of Kate Middleton’s name rose from just 2,800 the day before the Photoshop photo was posted to a whopping 128,000 mentions.

Also last week, the liberal topical comedy series The Daily Show devoted a six-minute segment to the whereabouts of the Princess of Wales.

“I didn’t even know or care about Kate Middleton’s furlough, but then you release a photo that’s edited to the point where they have to issue a murder warrant? Well, now I’m all in,” said co-host Michael Kosta.

“You didn’t have to do any forensic analysis to know the photo is fake… there are three kids laughing at the same time. As a parent, I know that’s impossible,” he later added.

Whoopi Goldberg criticized her co-hosts of The View on Wednesday for 'buying into' Kate Middleton's conspiracy theories

Whoopi Goldberg criticized her co-hosts of The View on Wednesday for ‘buying into’ Kate Middleton’s conspiracy theories

Meanwhile, British comedian Oliver, a former cast member of The Daily Show and a short-term host, joked that the whole scandal was reminiscent of the 1980s film Weekend at Bernie’s.

‘I thought, let’s just ignore all this, we’ve moved on – until the Photoshop thing. It feels like you’re almost impressively handling it poorly at this point,” Oliver joked.

‘The chance that she died eighteen months ago is not zero. Maybe they’re Weekend at Bernie’s-ing about this situation. I’m not saying it happened! I say it’s not zero until proven otherwise. Until you see her with a copy of today’s newspaper,” he continued.

Criticizing the Royals is nothing new for Oliver, who dedicated an entire segment of his show Last Week Tonight to them in November 2022, calling them “an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very stupid pseudo job.”

On The View, wild claims about the royals were not tolerated by 68-year-old Goldberg, who appeared increasingly irritated by her co-hosts’ speculation, criticizing them for asking her “stupid questions” while arguing about editing of a Mother’s Day show. photo of Kate and her three children, which was recalled by photo agencies due to fears of ‘manipulation’.

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Middleton later apologized for the Photoshop misstep

Middleton later apologized for the Photoshop misstep

When mum-of-three Sara Haines shouted: ‘I’m worried about Kate’, Whoopi warned her she would get ‘hammered’ for her comments and angrily told the ladies: ‘It’s not cute or funny.’

The Photoshop blunder was a rare misstep for the princess, who has barely put a foot wrong in her journey from William’s shy “regular” friend to the glamorous young mother who, more than any royal since Princess Diana, has driven the popularity and has increased the princess’s appeal. British monarchy worldwide.

Kate has received overwhelmingly positive press coverage in recent years, but her relationships with journalists have not always been smooth sailing.

She came under more scrutiny than usual starting in January when palace officials announced that Kate had been admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery. They said she would not appear for public appearances until Easter.

Her decision to keep the details private sent social media into a frenzy. The publication of a photo to mark Mother’s Day in Britain, which was withdrawn by news agencies around the world after it was deemed over-edited.