Ellen DeGeneres Racist? Joke Sparks Outrage at DeGeneres and The Ellen Show

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Is Ellen DeGeneres a racist? We think that's quite a stretch, given her history. However, that's not what people are saying today.

Last night, Ellen DeGeneres posted the following image on her Twitter, @TheEllenShow:

While many took it as a harmless joke, a large number of Twitter users responded with anger to the post.

For example, user Jon Snow-ratio posted this response to Ellen DeGeneres' comment:

Another Twitter user said that someone on Ellen DeGeneres' show, The Ellen Show should be fired:

There were also people who came to Ellen DeGeneres' defense:

Today, Ellen DeGeneres decided to address anger at her Twitter post by posting the following:

We have seen racism controversies with Ellen DeGeneres before. In 2015, she did a sketch mocking Nicki Miniaj's butt.

We've covered DeGeneres for a very long time and we're confident that she's not racist. She supports Artists Against Racism, as well as several other charities that help predominantly minority children.

She's also a close friend of several prominent black celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, on whose show she came out as a lesbian. As of yet, none of her celeb friends have come out in Ellen's defense.

We're sure that this faux Ellen DeGeneres outrage will quickly pass... that is, until whatever comes next.

This story has been updated. Photo (C) Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com

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