Photo via Ellen Degeneres Instagram
Ellen Degeneres Put On Blast Over Usain Bolt Tweet
Ellen is getting ridiculously roasted on Twitter over this Usain Bolt post! But did Ellen really have racist intentions??! Let’s jump into these juicy ‘tweet gone wrong’ deets shall we my Snoopas??!
In cased you missed it, on Monday the day time TV host posted this photoshopped pic of herself riding The World’s Fastest Man’s back with the caption, “This is how I’m running errands from now on. #Rio2016.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
Some people found it funny including Usain who actually retweeted it, while others found the picture offensive and racist making comparisons to pictures of slaves being ridden by their masters.
Check out some of the tweets below:
Honestly seeing Black folks defend that Ellen photo of Usain is depressing. "she was just saying he is fast" Oh yea? pic.twitter.com/rE1YGIPpIu
— Leslie Mac (@LeslieMac) August 16, 2016
However Degeneres is standing by her post responding…
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
Do you find Ellen’s post offensive?! Drop your 2 cents below??!