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This 'Typical' Photo From Ellen's Trip To Africa Sparked Controversy Online

By Mustafa Gatollari

If you've ever browsed someone's social media account or used a dating app then you've probably seen the obligatory "selfie on vacation" posts.

It's usually a white person taking pics with people in a village somewhere talking about how "inspiring" the experience was and how "humbled" and "touched" they were by the lives of those they spent time with overseas.

It's become such a trope that there are social media accounts dedicated to skewering this practice by satirizing the kinds of "basic" posts people post online in an attempt to "humanize" themselves, or whatever.