Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been the subject of a fierce social media backlash after tweeting an edited picture of Usain Bolt at the Olympics that some have described as racist.
“I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country,” DeGeneres tweeted on Tuesday in response to criticisms. “It is the furthest thing from who I am.”
The row centered on a photo of Bolt taken during a 100-meter semifinal on Sunday, in which the Jamaican sprinter appears to smile as he glances back towards his competitors in the race.
The image his gone viral in recent days, with many different versions of it created for comic effect and shared widely on social media.
On Monday DeGeneres tweeted saying: “This is how I’m running errands from now on.” The image showed her riding on Bolt’s back.
Many criticised the depiction of a white woman riding on a black man’s back:
The story goes on to show numerous Tweets condemning Degeneres’ racism, along with many others with a more sane view of matters. Some of the insane Tweets even refer to Ellen’s “white privilege” and advocate boycotting her TV show.
Since Ellen is a politically correct anti-racist, lesbo activist, let’s enjoy the spectacle of the left feverishly trying to destroy one of its own. These lunatics will never stop looking for opportunites to be offended so that they can have their 15 minutes of fame.
The more the left turns everything into a racist accusation, the more exposed they are as petty little worthless tyrants.