Culture

Ellen DeGeneres defends George W. Bush friendship after Cowboys game backlash

Ellen DeGeneres defends George W. Bush friendship after Cowboys game backlash”

DeGeneres used her Twitter account to address the controversy, tweeting a video of her nearly 4 minute-long monologue talking about it on her show.

Ellen DeGeneres will not be Twitter-shamed for who she spends time with.

DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, were invited to the game by Charlotte Jones, the daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. But then we listened to what Ellen had to say about the viral incident, and why people should take a page from her (and George W.'s) kindness playbook.

"As I always say with the mob, it's like a wildfire, if you pour gasoline on it, it'll eventually get you as well", Jones said. While in the suite, she took a video of the famous face next to her: former President Bush.

"The referees, you guys, the referees", she told her laughing audience. They sat in Jones's box, and DeGeneres ended up seated next to former President Bush. "I'm not talking about politics". I was rooting for the Packers and get this-everybody in the Cowboys suite was rooting for the cowboys. I like Ellen, I love that she's big about charities, she gives a lot to the community, I think that's all great. "During the game, they showed a shot of George and me laughing together, so people were upset", she continues, as the image pops up on screen. "They thought, 'Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?' Didn't even notice I'm holding the brand new iPhone 11", she quipped. "Even people who are already playing Christmas music - I mean seriously, there's no excuse for that, but I'm kind to them". And they did what people do when they're mad. they tweet'.

"Here's the thing. I'm friends with George Bush", Ellen said.

The audience cheered for the positivity, and DeGeneres explained she's friends with many people who don't share the same beliefs.

"When [it is] people that she knows, she comes to their defense, but if it were someone else, she would've criticized him and I think that's something we should shun in America".

"But just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean I'm not going to be friends with them", DeGeneres said, to more applause.

The host of Ellen said people had "forgotten it's OK that we're all different", and refused to avoid being friends with people who had different views to her. I mean be kind to everyone.

The host got a round of applause from her studio audience - and her almost 4-minute monologue received 4 million views on Twitter before it even aired on TV.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


08 October 2019
Boeing 737 MAX has new hurdle to clear
Southwest dropped the plane from its schedule through January 5, and Weaks said he doesn't expect it back until February or March. Boeing has said there was no breakdown in the design, testing and Federal Aviation Administration approval of the Max.

08 October 2019
Enable beaten by Waldgeist in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Enable's third coronation was foiled as Waldgeist instead won back the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for France. Waldgeist swooped past easily to land the €3,150,000 ($3,456,340) prize at odds of 16-1.

08 October 2019
XFL Draft Notes, Supplemental Draft In November
Its eight franchises are all owned by the league and are located in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. XFL president Jeffrey Pollack reveals features that will distinguish his league from the NFL.

08 October 2019
Israel's Aleph Farms Makes Lab-Grown, Slaughter-Free Steak…In Space
Using a 3D bioprinter under zero-gravity conditions, scientists copied a natural process of muscle-tissue regeneration which occurs inside a cow's body.

08 October 2019
3 premature babies die at Pennsylvania hospital, possibly from bacterial infection
Mark Shelley, director of infection prevention, said they had not found any evidence of the bacteria on surfaces or elsewhere. The babies were being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

08 October 2019
KC shooting suspect arrested for similar incident in August
However, Juan Ramirez, of Kansas City , Kan., told the newspaper that his 29-year-old nephew was among those killed. The gunfire created smoke inside the business, Valdez said, and he thought the building was "going to cave in".

08 October 2019
Is Miley Cyrus Using Her love Life as the Ultimate Publicity Machine?
Liam Hemsworth is not bothered at all by what or who his ex-Miley Cyrus is now doing these days according to Radar Online . What followed was once a whirlwind but short-lived romance with actuality television fundamental person Kaitlynn Carter .

08 October 2019
Georginio Wijnaldum calm despite Liverpool's eight-point lead over Manchester City
Meanwhile, Manchester City were beaten at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers and there poor defence is costing them. But the real difference now is that, for the first time, they have a proper cushion at the top.

08 October 2019
5 found dead in Massachusetts home identified
He said there is no threat to the public but would not elaborate further on what happened, saying it's still under investigation. On Monday afternoon, the DA's office released a statement from family members of the victims in the shooting.

08 October 2019
Brendan Gleeson takes on ‘acting challenge’ - playing Donald Trump
Trump, of course, figures prominently into the book, and it's expected his role will be of equal coverage in the limited series. The drama is slated to being production in November, 2019 with an airdate to be announced at a later date.