This past month has been historic due to so many sexual abuse victims speaking out against perpetrators.
Stemming from the Harvey Weinstein colossal exposé, thousands of sexual abuse victims have come out using the hashtag “MeToo”, in an effort to not be afraid to come out and speak about past incidents.
While that is a clearly a good thing, it is sad to see so many big names from the major news networks like CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and others to have these sick people working for them, especially at the top of the ladder.
Even today, former NBC and MSNBC commentator Mark Halperin was forced to step down after sexual harassment claims.
Put differently, it looks like people are really taking sexual harassment claims far more seriously in today’s society, especially because of all the claims coming out.
Today, people are talking about a tweet comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres posted about Katy Perry.
While the tweet was clearly supposed to be a birthday joke to Perry, people are claiming it is insensitive because of all the sexual abuse allegations coming out lately.
Check out the tweet:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 25, 2017
“Considering the climate on sexual harassment in Hollywood, this is inappropriate and is a slap in the face to victims,” one commenter responded.
“Ellen goes full Weinstein. Nice message to send to young girls,” wrote another.
One user posted, “The diff is CONSENT. Katy Perry is okay with Ellen making this joke cuz they’re friends. What a man would say, doesn’t matter here.”
Ellen’s tweet has already gotten 8,000 comments, with many being upset with the tweet.
With all of this being said, my question to you, the reader- is this ok or does Ellen get a pass here?
Where does society draw the line between what is acceptable and what is beyond the limit?
If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!’ https://t.co/lgXNX82Nk8
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 25, 2017
Omg people are so offended about Ellen’s tweet they’re friends it’s a joke, it ain’t that deep. pic.twitter.com/MqGFxandsE
— J 🎲 (@KatyToPerry) October 25, 2017
To those slamming Ellen for her tweet, 1. They’re very close friends, it’s a joke 2. They’re lyrics from Katy’s birthday song. CALM DOWN!
— Emilie Allen (@SmittenPhotos14) October 26, 2017
Are you okay with Ellen tweeting this or was it too soon? Let us know in the comments.