The comedian posted an image with her riding Usain Bolt...
Rio Olympics has ended and one athlete who's on everyone's mind is the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. The sprinting legend created a record by winning gold medal in 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics in all three categories from 100m, 200m and 400x100m relay. When he won his first gold at Rio Olympics, everyone around the world bowed down to the legend and one such person was American comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres. She photoshopped and posted a much viral pic of Usain Bolt in action with her riding on his back, who had just won 100m race in Rio Olympics. The pic went viral in no time and The Ellen DeGeneres Show host was much criticized for her post.
Though Usain Bolt retweeted the post, it was found racist by many and DeGeneres was slammed by one and all on social media. As per reports, Ellen was shocked at such backlash.
“Ellen is not a racist whatsoever,” a production insider working on The Ellen DeGeneres Show told a leading website. Her staff is comprised of all different types of races and ethnicities and she treats everyone exactly the same! Ellen never talks sh*t about anyone,” said the source, adding, “Whenever she feels beef with someone she just brings them on her show, which is what she is trying to do with Usain Bolt!” So she does have a bone to pick with Bolt. We wonder what it is although we are sure the host didn't think her post will be subjected to so much criticism. Honest mistake?
Ellen herself tweeted in her defense, “I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am.”
Check out the tweets below:
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