The word “racism” has officially jumped the shark.
Ellen DeGeneres came under attack after an innocent Photoshopped picture she posted on social media had the perpetually offended calling her a racist.
The picture, posted Monday, showed DeGeneres riding on the back of Olympian Usain Bolt, arguably the fastest man in the world.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
While she is obviously commenting on Bolt’s near superhuman speed, many delicate flowers didn’t see it that way.
— iyonah (@iyonah) August 15, 2016
@TheEllenShow You thought it’d be funny to post a pic of yourself riding on the back of a Black man? Nope. Delete this racist garbage.
— Mike (@MikeAllen_47) August 15, 2016
— Fighting Jurist (@Br_mabe) August 16, 2016
@SonicGamingChan @TheEllenShow I find the image of a white woman riding on a black man’s back triggering. Some don’t, I do & that’s life
— Tony Sparks (@WarWizard) August 16, 2016
— Black Intifada (@BlackShiite) August 16, 2016
@TheEllenShow despite its intentions this pic has ugly connotations comin from a rich white lady
— emily (@emilypttrsn) August 16, 2016
Others had common sense.
— R (@fourfivehours) August 15, 2016
— – (@JoeyXcv) August 16, 2016
— Stacey Newsome (@thestaceynewsom) August 16, 2016
— Nick Polom (@NickPolom) August 17, 2016
@theellenshow I’m black and i dont think this is racist. its just a joke. Yall need to stfu.
— Trendy Saviola™ (@LilTrendy) August 16, 2016
— Sasha A (@Ms__Sasha) August 17, 2016
On Tuesday the comedian posted again. This time explaining that she isn’t a racist.
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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