Ellen DeGeneres Deletes "Tone-Deaf" Tweet About George Floyd Amid Criticism

Carla Harmon
June 7, 2020

"I still find it amusing how Ellen Degeneres, a woman who is famous for boastfully signing life-size checks to random people on her show, can't even post a screenshot on the internet of her donating money in support of Black lives", the user wrote.

Many flooded social media and questioned her decision to shy away from specifically addressing the black community. "I know that there are going to be a lot of people who are going to be in disagreement with what I say, but I have a platform and I have a voice".

Ellen went on to say she always "wanted to be the voice for people who felt like they didn't have a voice". "Because I know what that feels like."AdvertisementThe talk show host acknowledged that some people might not understand the scale of the violence, but that it's necessary to understand it in order to "heal it". I really don't know what to say other than this has gone on way, way, way too long.

Ellen's emotional video falls flat with fans

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

"I'm just so sorry that it's come to this", said DeGeneres.

And while her message was clearly meant to unite people, some people came up against the perceived hypocrisy of DeGeneres in calling for equality and empathy when she allegedly dealt poorly with her own workers. Many found the tweet to be "tone-deaf" and "hypocritical", largely due to Ellen's public friendship with former USA president, George Bush.

According to screenshots that were taken of the now-deleted tweet, Degeneres wrote, "Like so many of you, I am angry and I am sad".

Ellen DeGeneres recently shared an anti-racism post on Twitter extending her support for the protesters demanding justice for George Floyd.

A few days earlier, she was forced to delete a tweet about racial injustice after fans told her she was being vague and hypocritical, as well. "There is terrible injustice towards Black people that has been ignored for far too long".

She made it clear that she was shocked and confused however appeared hopeful {that a} long-lasting optimistic change will likely be achieved.

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