Ellen DeGeneres needs to be canceled.
The talk show host, desperate to insert herself into the Black Lives Matter conversation currently dominating the headlines, sent out a tweet in which she erased the “Black Lives” part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Naturally, it didn’t take long for activists—both black and white—to call her out.
But her continued tone-deaf behavior proves she needs to be canceled already.
No one—absolutely no one—asked for Ellen DeGeneres’ input on the racial injustice currently plaguing America.
But she still had to insert herself into the conversation with this tone-deaf tweet.
It only took a few minutes, thankfully, for various activists, educators, and celebrities to gather her together.
It’s important to note, in these times, how tone-deaf Ellen DeGeneres really is when she refuses to say “Black Lives Matter.”
There have been several examples of counter-protestors who cite “All Lives Matter ” as an excuse to murder black protestors.
But then again, we’ve long ago established that Ellen’s “nice” persona is really just that: a persona. Her attempts to look “nice” after her bad behavior was exposed have fallen flat. And honestly? It’s for good reason.
People fake being nice all the time, but they never fake being mean. It would behoove the Ellen DeGeneres defenders to remember this the next time they try to “defend her honor.” And her well-deserved canceling, at this point, is long overdue.