Ellen DeGeneres says she’s not racist after receiving backlash on social
media for posting this edited photo of herself riding on the back of
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.The talk show host said Tuesday on Twitter that she’s “highly aware of the racism that exists in our country” but that’s “the furthest thing from who I am.”
DeGeneres had posted the photo Monday with the caption: “This is how I’m running errands from now on.”
The image of a white woman riding a black man was criticized by many users on social media.
“Imagine a white man Photoshop himself riding Elain Thompson,” posted one critic.
“I don’t think Ellen is Racist, ” wrote another. “But I KNOW that photoshopping your pic on a black man’s back w a caption a running errands is insensitive.” (sic)
Usain Bolt apparently had no problem with the image himself cos he retweeted it to his 4.2 million followers.
Did you find the photo offensive though?