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Ellen Degeneres Dresses Up as Yet Another Woman of Color With a Big Butt

Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres

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Halloween is always a shaky time in the world of people just trying to avoid becoming the subject of racist costumes. Yet, it is completely unavoidable. White teens and baby boomers source age-defying joy in blacking up and dressing like racial stereotypes, and even our handy and extremely useful guides to help you find the perfect Halloween costume are ignored.

Such a white person is talk show host who apparently used to be a comedian, Ellen Degeneres. Every single damn year, this white lady dons a costume of a woman of color with a big butt to amuse her even whiter audience. Apparently this ritual is so hilarious and effective that it needs to be repeated. Previous victims include Nicki Minaj, Sofia Vegara, and Amal Clooney (even though the latter does not have a big butt, the pattern Ellen's producers follow is evident).

In a fine and revered act of modern minstrelsy, watch Ellen embody "Karla Kardashian" below: