Ellen DeGeneres is feeling the pressure of supporting Black Lives Matter after posting a vague tweet about the ongoing protests across America.
The 62-year-old talk show host was heavily criticized on Twitter.com after she posted a tweet referring to Black people as "people of color."
"Like so many of you, I am angry and I am sad," DeGeneres wrote on Saturday. "People of color in this country have faced injustice for far too long. For things to change, things must change."
Her tweet brought an avalanche of criticism from Black people who refuse to be relegated to people of color.
"Not people of color. George Floyd was black," wrote on furious Twitter user. "Why being so callous? Seriously?"
DeGeneres counts the Obamas and Jay-Z among her influential Black friends. But social media users declare DeGeneres is woefully out of touch with the Black community.
"I still find it funny how Ellen Degeneres, a woman who is famous for boastfully signing life-size checks to random people on her show, can't even post a screenshot on the internet of her donating money in support of Black lives," another Twitter user wrote.