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Isn’t it sexism if a woman does it? Pic of Ellen DeGeneres staring at Katy Perry’s breasts outrages Twitter

A picture posted by TV host Ellen DeGeneres in which she appears to be staring at singer Katy Perry’s breasts, is attracting backlash from the online community for being sexist.

tv Updated: Oct 27, 2017 13:41 IST
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Would it be the same if a man were in place of Ellen Degenres, asks Twitter.
Would it be the same if a man were in place of Ellen Degenres, asks Twitter.

A picture posted by TV host Ellen DeGeneres in which she appears to be staring at singer Katy Perry’s breasts, is attracting backlash from the online community. Ellen tweeted the picture on October 25, Perry’s birthday, and captioned it, “Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!”

Many Twitter users, including more than a few industry personalities, wondered if whether a man had shared the same image, would they have been spared by ‘feminists’.

TV host Piers Morgan wrote, “If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!’”

Actor Michael Rapaport tweeted, “Imagine if Cam Newton or any other Man sent out this tweet & photo,” tweeted Rapaport, who also offered, “If a DUDE said this the World would stop.”

Ellen’s tweet arrives at a particularly volatile time in Hollywood. She had strongly condemned disgraced Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein in light of the recent allegations of sexual assault made against him by dozens of women. “This is not a male thing or a female thing, it is not a Hollywood or political thing, this is a human thing and it happens in the workplace, it happens in families, it happens all over the world and we are all the same,” she said. “We all want the same thing, we want respect, love and kindness. And if I could have those three things and an iPhone X, I’d be happy.”

Here are some other negative reactions to Ellen’s tweet:

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