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Ellen DeGeneres chastised for ‘racist’ Usain Bolt meme

/ 11:06 AM August 17, 2016

TV personality and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres was in hot water over a tweet considered as “racist” on social media.

The popular talk-show host tweeted a doctored meme of DeGeneres piggyback-riding Usain Bolt, Olympic veteran sprinter, and multi-gold medalist, on Monday. The image used in the tweet was the viral photo of Bolt smiling for the camera while “going for the gold” at the 2016 Rio Olympics 100-meter-race.


“This is how I’m running errands from now on,” the caption read.

While some found the post as another humorous joke from DeGeneres, a large population of social media users distastefully impugned the “racist” image. Some depicted the meme as a white woman riding at the back of a black man.


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