Ellen DeGeneres is getting some heat for a photo that she posted on her Twitter account featuring Usain Bolt.
“This is how I’m running errands from now on,” the talk show host captioned the image, in which she is photoshopped onto Bolt’s back during the men’s 100-meter dash at the Rio Olympics.
“So the first thing that pops in your head when looking at this pic is ‘oh let me jump onto his back like h
“This is so gross. Fire whoever did this,” tweeted another.
However, others rushed to DeGeneres’ defense, stating, “What’s wrong with it? She’s saying he’s fast. Nothing more. Nothing less.”
Bolt won his third consecutive gold medal in the 100-meter race on Sunday. He is widely believed to be the greatest sprinter in history and is famous for his “lighting bolt” and “shh” celebration poses.
DeGeneres’ rep was not available for comment.
See the tweet and the reactions below.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016
@TheEllenShow so the first thing that pops in your head when looking at this pic is "oh let me jump onto his back like he's a common mule"?
— Jon Snow-ratio (@Jhoratio) August 15, 2016
— iyonah (@iyonah) August 15, 2016
@TheEllenShow This is so gross. Fire whoever did this.
— dai for night (@daibyday) August 15, 2016
— 777-9311 (@MiQL) August 15, 2016
@TheEllenShow honestly this is offensive.
— Jazz (@JazzleDazzler) August 15, 2016
@TheEllenShow You thought it'd be funny to post a pic of yourself riding on the back of a Black man? Nope. Delete this racist garbage.
— Mike (@MikeAllen_47) August 15, 2016
@TheEllenShow this is tasteless and full of racist undertones…expected better from you…
— Latishia James, MDiv (@PurposefullyLJ) August 16, 2016
— Bryan Young (@BryanIsTheKing) August 16, 2016
— Kellz (@ChippedKelly) August 16, 2016
— H-Town till death (@SpaceCity4Life) August 15, 2016
— Pretty Flacko Trezzy (@tbyrd423) August 16, 2016