Racist or Nah? Ellen Degeneres Blasted for Offensive Tweet About Usain Bolt

Racist or Nah? Ellen Degeneres Blasted for Offensive Tweet About Usain Bolt

The talk show host is being slammed.

Published August 16th

Ellen Degeneres is known for her all-American charm and is hardly ever featured in the news for anything unpleasant, but that seemed to change recently when one of the talk show host's jokes fell flat, prompting some to label her a racist.

Following Usain Bolt's meme-worthy win at the Olympics, Ellen jumped on the bandwagon and Photoshopped a picture of her riding the Jamaican athlete's back. The photo's caption seemed to be what got Black Twitter riled up. Take a look at what she said below:

After the tweet went viral, several Ellen fans flooded her mentions, letting her know why her post was problematic:

Ellen humbly and promptly responded to the backlash, though, stating that she is the farthest thing from a racist.

Get the rundown on Bolt's massive win in the BET Breaks video above.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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