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Ellen DeGeneres's Usain Bolt Photo Considered Racist

Ellen DeGeneres Is Facing Backlash Over Her "Racist" Usain Bolt Photo — Do You Agree?

Ellen DeGeneres is facing criticism for posting an edited photo of her riding on Usain Bolt's back in the now-famous image of him winning the 100-meter sprint. In the tweet, DeGeneres shared the photoshopped image with the caption, "This is how I'm running errands from now on. #Rio2016."

After many called it racist, DeGeneres tweeted a response.

DeGeneres's humor was lost on many users who considered the edited photo of a white woman riding on the back of a black man as racially thoughtless. Here's how people reacted.

However, some users simply took her joke at face value.

It seems Usain Bolt was not offended by the tweet since he retweeted her post. Let us know what you think by taking our poll.

Do you think Ellen's tweet is racially insensitive?
Yes, she should have expected this backlash.
No, her intention was lighthearted.
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