Ellen DeGeneres is always joking around and posting photoshoped pictures of her and other celebrities on her Twitter. This time she posted the photo below of herself and Usain Bolt, the Gold Medal winner at the Olympics. “This is how I’m running errands from now on. #Rio2016” -she captioned it.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
Some people did not take the joke very well and accused the host ‘The Ellen Show’ of racism.
DeGeneres immediately responded to the accusations, of course, denying them by saying that she is highly aware of racism that exists in [America], and it is the furthest thing from who she is.
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