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I Need You To Tell Me If Tiffany Haddish Was Overreacting To A Reporter Asking About Her "Costume Change" At The Oscars

"It's called an evening gown, darling."

Tiffany Haddish sparked some debate online in the aftermath of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony — for more reasons than one. Maybe you've seen the now-viral interview where the comedian absolutely dragged a reporter who referred to her gown change from the Oscars to the Vanity Fair after-party as a "costume change." Well, people are really divided on it.

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To back up for a moment, everyone who watched the Oscars this year will remember Tiffany's flawless showtime ensemble. Presenting on stage with Simu Liu, she wore a strapless emerald-green gown designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

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Like most celebrities attending Hollywood's big night, the Girls Trip star stepped into a new dress for Vanity Fair's after-party. But when Lauren Zima, a journalist at Entertainment Tonight called the switch a "costume change," Tiffany wasn't having it.

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Suffice it to say, the chat probably could've gone better for Lauren, who continued to hold out her mic for Tiffany as the actor replied. "I'm not wearing a costume. I'm wearing Dolce & Gabbana. It's called an evening gown, darling," she said. "No one is paying me for this. I paid for it, it's custom. Thank you."

Tiffany Haddish has awkward exchange with a reporter who called her gown a “costume” at #VanityFairOscarParty. 🎥: @ETNow / @lovelyti

@ETNow / @lovelyti / Via Twitter: @PopCrave

"Time of death, for me: right now." —Lauren, verbatim and on-camera.

"This is not an acting gig. This is my life," Tiffany continued. "This what fame look like. This what success look like. This what money look like. This what it look like. It's what it look like."

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Trailing a few quick comments promoting her upcoming projects, Tiffany noted that she's just, "you know, trying to accomplish a lot of things" before turning 50. "What are you doing?" she asked the reporter. "You're out here with no shoes on. I'm jealous."

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People on Twitter were pretty divided in their reactions to the red carpet clip, as some acknowledged how Lauren's choice of words, while maybe a genuine mistake, could easily be interpreted as careless or demeaning. Others felt Tiffany's retort was a bit extreme given the circumstances... So we want to know, what do you think?

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