Thursday, 18 August 2016

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Ellen Degeneres in Usain Bolt twitter racism row


Ellen Degeneres Usain Bolt.I really don't know if Ellen is a racist,as far as i know she has no prior incidents,but as  black person i really don't find her Usain Bolt meme racist.What i see is a joke about a woman deciding to jump on the back of the fastest man in the world who happens to be black to do her errands so she can get to her point in the fastest time possible.
People always wanna read racial meaning into stuff,especially in America.The Usain Bolt Ellen
Degeneres meme is exactly what it is,a joke.
Now if Ellen deep down has an ulterior motive,then so be it,but that is not what i see personally.The funny thing is Usain did not see it that way either as he retweeted the meme to his 4.2 million followers on social media.Now if you know Usain,you will know the man is not shy in making his opinion known.If he thought it was in the slightest bit racist,he would have made it known.


Anyway,needless to say,Ellen has been catching a lot of hit over the meme on social media and in America most especially.
In reacting Ellen said- “I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country,” DeGeneres tweeted on Tuesday in response to criticisms. “It is the furthest thing from who I am.”








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