Ellen DeGeneres is in the shit after sending out a tweet in which she’s Photoshopped on Usain Bolt’s back.
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Alongside the photo is the caption:
This is how I’m running errands from now on.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
As usual the PC crowd took this the wrong way:
The Ellen picture is culturally insensitive & could be offensive. I find it offensive.
— Cliftrigger, III (@seabethree) August 16, 2016
Racist or not Ellen's joke was in poor taste . I don't look at it as cute or funny .. Too much in our history to think this is cute / funny.
— Jeannie (JEH-nee)❣ (@JenLaPrincesse) August 16, 2016
— 777-9311 (@MiQL) August 15, 2016
— 777-9311 (@MiQL) August 16, 2016
Ellen was left explaining to the world that she’s not a racist:
I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 16, 2016
Just goes to show you need to think before you tweet, even when you’re completely innocent. Ellen has literally MILLIONS of followers, so there’s always going to be someone who gets offended. It’s pretty clear to anyone with a brain that all she’s doing is complimenting Usain Bolt’s speed, but of course there’s going to be negative nancies who want to act like she’s set the world back 100 years.
There’s always a chance she’s a huge racist but not on this evidence. If you want real racism, get a load of this Chinese laundry detergent advert.