Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a photoshopped picture of herself riding on Usain Bolt’s back after he won the gold for 100-meter dash, suggesting this is how she’ll run errands from now on.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
Bolt along with 38,000 users retweeted the photo, but some people saw it as racist.
— 777-9311 (@MiQL) August 15, 2016
— Fighting Jurist (@Br_mabe) August 16, 2016
— Tony Sparks (@WarWizard) August 16, 2016
After noticing the backlash, DeGeneres issued a statement about the photo:
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
Clutchettes, do you think the tweet was racist?