Ellen DeGeneres deletes tweet referring to ‘people of color’ after receiving backlash

Ellen DeGeneres is facing criticism on social media after posting and subsequently deleting a tweet about the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd.

Immediately social media users flocked to Twitter to point out her message was ‘tone-deaf’ and hypocritical, as many pointed to her controversial friendship with George W. Bush.

‘Like so many of you, I am angry and I am sad,’ DeGeneres wrote, according to screenshots of her since-deleted post on Saturday. ‘People of color in this country have faced injustice for far too long. For things to change, things must change.’

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Ellen deleted her first tweet, then she posted two new messages about donating to the George Floyd Memorial Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Lives Matter, and the ACLU.

People were still unhappy, as they continued to express their disdain for hanging out with the former Republican president, who passed and upheld anti-LGBT policies for years.

Additionally, she was slammed for cutting her employee’s wages by ‘60% during the pandemic’ and some pointed to the ongoing rumors of her behind-the-scenes bad behavior.

 

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