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This isn't the first time the show has been criticized. Some felt a DeGeneres skit about an upcoming Nicki Minaj sitcom made fun of the rapper's body. Critics called it a "modern-day minstrel show."
An hour after the initial tweet went up, the show sent another tweet featuring Bolt. This time, the tweet included a video of Bolt's appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last season.
DeGeneres responded to the backlash the next day after the tweet, saying, "I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am."