Ellen DeGeneres is facing some social media backlash after tweeting a photo of her piggybacking Usain Bolt as he beats his Olympic 100m semifinals competitors.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
In this day and age, it wasn’t long before people cried out and accused Ellen of being ‘racist’ — which prompted Ellen to tweet out an explanation.
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
We know Ellen isn’t racist. To be honest, there’s nothing even inherently racist about Ellen riding the fastest man in the world to run errands — which everyone would like to get done faster.
To be honest, she probably would’ve done the same thing had a white man been the fastest man in the world.
If anything, the photo may be considered a little tone-deaf considering all the racial tension in this country right now.
What do you think?