Ellen Degeneres (Racism)

I saw a picture of an incredibly talented black actor with his shirt off riding a children’s tractor on Ellen. Ellen claims she didn’t have time to talk to the Emmy award winner Sterling Brown. Instead, she had him pose for a racist looking picture. It reminds me of early 20th c African Americans in the entertainment industry. They were treated like curiosities and exploited in turn. It’s disturbing to see a powerful actor reduced to a curiosity riding around on a kid size tractor. Does Ellen really not get how that looks? It’s a problem in Hollywood. Ellen has legions of white women that seems to get a kick out of  black exploitation. Instead of celebrating Sterling K Brown as a dignified and talented actor that will probably win an Oscar, she puts him on a tractor without a shirt. All that was missing was a cotton field and whip marks on his back. What is wrong with that women? Is she really that out of touch or is it some sick way of keeping the middle aged white women that make up her audience happy? Either way, shame on Ellen. #speakout

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