Ellen DeGeneres stands by her brand after posting gimmick pic

The comedian turned daytime talk show host has cultivated a wide following. Here’s how she responded after Twitter users bashed her for posting a questionable Olympics-inspired photo.

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Ellen DeGeneres is facing heavy criticism after she posted a tweet depicting her riding on the back of Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt.

Some even went so far as to call her tweet “racist garbage“:

This is how I’m running errands from now on. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/gYPtG9T1ao

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 15, 2016

Others pointed out why they thought the tweet was racist:

@TheEllenShow @usainbolt So riding on his back like a mule, a horse as some form of property is fun to you… Ok.

— 777-9311 (@MiQL) August 15, 2016

Others came to the show host’s defense:

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