Ellen DeGeneres’ birthday tribute to Katy Perry is being called tasteless.
Ellen posted a picture her staring at Katy’s chest and captioned it, “Happy Birthday, Katy Perry. It’s time to bring out the big balloons.”
Ellen was trying to be funny, but given the fallout from the Weinstein scandal and the increased focus on sexual harassment and sexual assault people are calling her tweet a double standard.
A Twitter user responded saying, “Not appropriate, regardless of gender. I'd be offended if this tweet was about me on my birthday.”
Another said, “Not funny. This is not appropriate especially in light of Hollywoods treatment of women. Come on Ellen, you should know better.”
One tweet said, “I have lost respect for Ellen after seeing this. What a terrible example to set for so many young girls who look up to Ellen. Sad.”Another said, “How can this be acceptable ? #doublestandards #Hollywood"
One user even pointed out that if it were a man, like an executive, it wouldn’t fly.