Ellen DeGeneres’ Nicki Minaj Skit Under Fire For Racism

Ellen DeGeneres' Nicki Minaj Skit Under Fire For Racism

She has a big butt, we get it.

Ellen DeGeneres was put on blast by critics after her skit poking fun at Minaj’s upcoming ABC television series that will detail her childhood in Queens, NY stereotyped African Americans.

Her attempt in the parody was to make light of Minaj’s world-famous derrière, but instead, as Spin points out, it sexualizes a young girl and focuses on one joke: the entire family have butts so huge they knock into everything.

DeGeneres introduced the skit with good intentions, saying “It was just announced that Nicki Minaj is producing a sitcom of her childhood growing up in Queens, New York. It’s not on the air yet, but I called in a favor and I was able to get us a very exclusive sneak peek. This is totally real, not something we put together as a joke.”

Gawker poses the questions: “It was a joke, see, except…what exactly was the joke? That Nicki Minaj has a big butt? (OK, fine, but that’s just the truth, not really…a joke?) That black people have big butts? That black dogs have big butts? That black women’s bodies are absurd? It’s a joke, except it reduces Nicki Minaj to just an ass.”

The parody has since been pulled from DeGeneres’ online platforms, but this is the Internet and nothing is erasable:

Do YOU think it’s racist?