Ellen DeGeneres Responds To Backlash After Usain Bolt Joke Bombs

Huffington Post

Following the backlash she faced after posting an altered image of Usain Bolt on Twitter, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken out to inform us all that she is not racist.

The controversy started on Monday, when the comedian posted her own version of the now-famous Usain Bolt Olympic meme. In the picture, she’s seen piggybacking on the sprinter’s back.

“This is how I’m running errands from now on,” she captioned the photo.

Many were quick to call out DeGeneres for the image, calling it racist for showing a white woman riding on the back of a black man.

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