Ellen Degeneres has found herself in a bit of a controversy!
The famous talk-show host and Presidential Medal of Freedom holder has caused quite a stir on Twitter after wishing Katy Perry on her birthday.
This was the tweet:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 25, 2017
“Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” Oh boy.
Needless to say, everyone lost their shit.
#EllenWeinstein soon started trending.
WTF? Ellen Weinstein? @TheEllenShow totally unacceptable.
— Erik Kunzelman (@ErikEKunzelman) October 25, 2017
People wondered what would have happened if it was a man.
How is this acceptable with everything going on in Hollywood. If it was a man he would be blasted. Oh, that’s right she is lesbian. #unreal
— Jeremy Rist (@jMOTOrist) 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
They highlighted the hypocrisy.
Ahhhh… the delightful (disgusting) hypocrisy of Leftist Hollywood. No, it’s not different or funny because a lesbian is doing it.
— Stace Nelson (@SenStaceNelson) October 25, 2017
Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen agree!
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) October 25, 2017
This tweet would cost Bill O’Reilly another $32 Million. But, girls can do anything anyway.
— Yogi Patel (@TheYogiPatel) October 25, 2017
It would, wouldn’t it?
If a DUDE said this the World would stop https://t.co/I4rOKmIplI
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) October 25, 2017
Women aren’t balloons.
Disgusting! Women aren’t balloons! This is offending and degrading!
— TJFierce (@TjFierce) October 25, 2017
So how is a lesbian ogling the breasts of another NOT sexual harassment exactly? Oh yeah, Perry kissed a girl, but she LIKED it.
— P. Bond (@Peggitha) October 25, 2017
She represents the LGBT community, and this is not an excellent example.
So unacceptable for so many reasons but mostly because you set the behavior for how LGBTQs get judged and accepted.
So not cool.
— Susan Scott (@susan_scott) October 25, 2017
Even Piers Morgan chimed in.
If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!’ https://t.co/lgXNX82Nk8
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 25, 2017
However, some people came to her defence.
No. It has to do with them being very good friends.
— Ian Hardison (@ViewsUpNorth) October 25, 2017
One of them pointed out that there is a difference in talking about a friend and a stranger.
Not double standard when they r friends and play that way with ea other, another thing is unwarranted comments or jokes from a boss.
— #fightback (@mercedesv76) October 25, 2017
This ain’t double standards u taking it out of context. Its girl privilege. Just accept! Like the N word blacks can say it but whites cant.
— African Butter (@MissTiaOfficial) October 26, 2017
Some said it wasn’t an unwanted joke.
I think we can let this go – I’m horrified by the amount of threats – but we can’t let PC run amok. She’s hardly making an unwanted joke
— Kevin (@goldzappa) October 25, 2017
It was just a friendly joke.
It’s called that time long ago when we could laugh about sex and stuff. Never mind.
— paula ponsetto (@PPonsetto) October 26, 2017
These are Katy Perry lyrics too lol. Chill
— tαчlσr rσdriguєz (@taybean97) October 25, 2017