Ellen DeGeneres Criticized For Katy Perry Birthday Tweet
Ellen DeGeneres is facing backlash for tweeting a photo in honor of Katy Perry’s birthday that some social media users consider sexist.
On Wednesday, she shared a 2013 photo in which she stands beside wife Portia de Rossi and Perry as the comedian stares at Katy’s breats.
“Happy birthday, @KatyPerry!” DeGeneres tweeted. “It’s time to bring out the big balloons!”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 25, 2017
While “It’s time to bring out the big balloons” is a lyric from Perry’s 2013 hit “Birthday,” fans were quick to note that DeGeneres’ sharing the photo seemed like a double standard, and felt insensitive in light of the recent sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein.
If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!’ https://t.co/lgXNX82Nk8
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 25, 2017
Not appropriate, regardless of gender. I'd be offended if this tweet was about me on my birthday.
— Janet (@janetcwalsh1) October 25, 2017
Read more HERE
Photo: you tube