Ellen Degeneres is by no means a conservative or a Trump supporter. But she believes in kindness and respect which is not as common as it used to be. She still maintains friendships with people that she disagrees with, even politically. But some of her fans were not happy to see that she is not as cutthroat as they are. During a Football game, Degeneres ended up sitting next to former President Bush. Some of her fans saw the photo where she is laughing and felt it was not right that she was having a good time in the company of George W. So they took to Twitter to complain about it. But little did they know that Ellen was not above shaming them.
On Tuesday DeGeneres addressed the hateful Twitter comments.
“So I wanted to talk about something happened this weekend…So this weekend I went to Dallas for the Cowboys game.”
“So Portia and I were invited by Charlotte Jones, she is the daughter of Jerry Jones who owns the Dallas Cowboys.”
“So I have to say when we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded with people from very different views and beliefs. And I’m not talking about politics… I was rooting for the Packers,” DeGeneres quipped. “So I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia’s purse.”
“But during the game, they showed a shot of me and laughing George together so… people were upset. They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?… A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they’re mad… they tweet,” she explained.
“But here’s a tweet that I love, This person says, ‘Ellen and George together makes me have faith in America again.'”
“Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have,” DeGeneres stated. “We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different… but just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them.”
“When I say, ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only to people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter.”
“Mr. Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, told Fox News that the Bushes respected Ms. DeGeneres and appreciated her words on civility.
“President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia [de Rossi] and appreciated Ellen’s comments about respecting one another. They respect her,” he said.”
This is just such a nice thing. We need more camaraderie that stretches across the aisle. We are so polarized as a nation and this is just a nice reminder that not everyone is as hateful or divisive as the MSM may portray them to be.