You be the judge: Is this Ellen DeGeneres tweet racist?
Ellen DeGeneres is in trouble for this Photoshopped image of herself riding Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
DeGeneres is being accused of racism for the goofy photo. Many took to Twitter to point out that it’s tasteful to depict a white woman riding a black man as transportation.
— iyonah (@iyonah) August 15, 2016
Ellen responded with this tweet:
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
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