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American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres slammed for ‘poverty porn’ picture

American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has come under attack after she shared a picture of her recent trip to Rwanda.

The picture posted on social media was criticised as ‘poverty porn’.

Poverty porn is a phrase associated with the use of graphic images of people starving, suffering from disease or living in wartime in order to elicit an emotional response from the viewer.

The talk show host, accompanied by her wife, have been sharing their experiences in Rwanda on Twitter.

The couple made a stopover in Nairobi on their way to Rwanda for the building of a permanent home for endangered gorillas of Rwanda by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Here are some of the responses from people on Twitter.

Those against.

Those who came to her defense.