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Ellen DeGeneres wants the world to know that there are plenty of racist things out there, but she's not one of them. The talk show host issued that statement after a tweet depicting her on the back of Usain Bolt was deemed racist by some people on social media.

The tweet was posted after Bolt did what he does best and captured another gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. But some didn't see the humor in it:

https://twitter.com/StarryToronto/status/765479459428372480

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Some people did see the lightheartedness of the tweet and pointed out that DeGeneres wasn't being racist and that she and Bolt are friends. It was then that DeGeneres issued a follow-up statement about her tweet:

One can probably bet that Bolt will be making his Ellen Show appearance once the Olympics is over.