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“Imagine sitting behind a Stratos cloud”: Tems’ Oscars gown blocks audience view, Twitter reacts


The 95th Academy Awards was a night of glamor and glamor, but it was Tims who stole the show in her oversized white gown that blocked the audience’s view inside the Dolby Theatre. The singer looked glamorous on the red carpet, but her look was not loved by the people sitting inside the stage. Pictures of the “Life Me Up” singer quickly went viral on social media with over a thousand views.

Twitter reaction to the Oscar-nominated band Tim

The 2023 Oscars incident has become a hot topic on social media. Fans jeered at Tims, who wore a white dress that puffed around her back. Some Twitter users felt sad for who sat behind her at the 2023 Academy Awards. One user wrote, “Imagine waiting for the Oscars your whole life and ending up sitting behind a cloud of layers.” The second wrote, “They look amazing but maybe they could have made the top detachable.” While the third commented: “Who should sit behind that woman in the white veil?” However, many fans praised Thames’ eye-catching outfit. One person wrote, “If you’re sitting behind the greatness known as Tems, it probably isn’t that important.”

Who is Thames?

Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems, is a well-known Nigerian singer-songwriter. The singer rose to fame for her 2020 song “Essence” which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also won her a Grammy Award nomination. The same year, Tems collaborated with Drake on the song “Fountains”, which appeared on the Billboard chart. At the 95th Academy Awards, Tems was nominated for Best Original Song for the “Lift Me Up” track “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.