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Ellen DeGeneres Claps Back After “Racist Tweet” Goes Viral

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It’s probably never a good idea for a White person to Photoshop themselves riding the back of a Black person, or to caption the image: “This is how I’m running errands from now on.” Ellen DeGeneres and her staff just learned that lesson after they tweeted to her 61.4 million followers a doctored picture of her riding the back of Jamaican Olympian, Usain Bolt.

A lot of folks were disgusted by the image and took to social media to express their disdain. 

But in the end, Ellen tweeted out a statement about herself that a lot of us already know to be true: “I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am.” And while the comedienne is not a person one would classify as a Donald Trump supporter, the image was, at minimum, ignorant and culturally insensitive. We hope she, at least, recognizes that.

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