Ellen DeGeneres' tweet to Katy Perry causes major backlash

Publish Date
Monday, 30 October 2017, 3:32PM
Photos: Getty Images

Photos: Getty Images

Hollywood is still reeling in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault revelations, so now more than ever, anything deemed as sexual assault or harassment is quickly being called out.

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the worlds most celebrities, but she is now finding herself receiving backlash over a tweet that some considered to be controversial. 

Wishing Katy Perry a happy birthday this week, the comedian wrote on Twitter, “Happy birthday, @katyperry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!”

The issue with the tweet came with the photo of Ellen staring into the singer’s cleavage.

Some Twitter users saw the Tweet as bad taste especially in the heat of the Weinstein allegations. 

Twitter users were quick to call out the 59-year-old, with some even labelling her "Ellen Weinstein".

But others defended Ellen: