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It was Katy Perry’s birthday on Wednesday, so natuarally, that meant that all her A-list celebrity friends would be posting cute photos and messages on social media. One such post got a whole lot of attention, and not the good kind. Ellen DeGeneres got some heat for posting a photo of herself, her wife Portia De Rossi and Perry where Ellen is staring gobsmacked at Perry’s bosom. She captioned the photo ‘It’s time to bring out the big balloons’–a lyric from Perry’s 2013 song, ‘Birthday.’

Now, maybe last year that kind of thing would have gone by unnoticed, but not in October 2017 when there have been literally hundreds of sexual assault and harassment allegations flying around Hollywood. At a time when women are finally feeling comfortable enough to come forward and talk about their experiences with sexualization and abuse, a post like this is tone-deaf at best.

Twitter users pointed out that if a man had posted anything of that nature, he would have been skewered by the Twitter community immediately. They then proceeded to skewer Ellen (which kind of weakens their own argument in a way). We should call out this kind of thing and people did.

Others pointed out the hypocrisy in posting an image like that when Ellen has been so outspoken the last month about exposing the sexual harassment in Hollywood. Why would someone who has been so supportive of victims and vocal about the system that allows this kind of thing to happen post something like that?

Some users went as far as to compare DeGeneres directly to Weinstein, but an important distinction needs to be made here. Yes, she objectified Perry and sexualized her, but she is friends with Perry (though that doesn’t make it okay) and they are both women (still not okay) so there isn’t the same power dynamic as a male executive coercing a young female into a sexual relationship. It’s not okay, but it’s not fair to compare Ellen to Weinstein. She made a poor judgement call, she didn’t spend 30 years forcing women into sexual situations with the implication that their careers were on the line.

So Ellen slipped up. It’s a good thing that people pointed it out and that we don’t accept it simply because she’s a woman or a feminist.