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Comedy talk show host Ellen Degeneres displayed some incredible class this week after the internet went abuzz over photos of herself palling around former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game.

“After photos surfaced of her laughing with Bush in Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones’ box, many on social media wondered why the talk show host, a gay woman, would be friendly with a former president who called for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, among other policy positions that seem at odds with her beliefs,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

In response to the internet backlash, the former “Finding Nemo” actress said on a clip from Tuesday’s show of “The Ellen Degeneres” show that people should “be kind to everyone,” including those with whom they disagree.

“So this weekend, I went to Dallas for the Cowboys game. And it may not seem like a big deal for a celebrity to attend a football game, but I never leave my house. So it is a big deal,” Ellen began. “So there were a hundred thousand people in this stadium. Portia and I were invited by Charlotte Jones — she’s the daughter of Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys.”

“So I gotta say, when we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded by people with different views and beliefs,” she continued. “But during the game, they showed a shot of George and me laughing 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.”

Despite the nasty tweets directed her way, Ellen shared a particular tweet that she loved: “Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again.”

Ellen then stated that she is not only friends with George Bush but also friends with people who share different viewpoints than her.

“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,” Ellen said. “We’re all different, and I think we’ve forgotten that that’s okay, that we’re all different.”

“For instance, I wish people wouldn’t wear fur. I don’t like it, but I’m friends with people who wear fur,” DeGeneres continued. “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 the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.”


Indeed, Degeneres has proven time and time again to be a comedian and talk show host of genuine class who avoids mean-spirited ad hominems against those on the opposite side of the political aisle in favor of cheerful comedy, discussion, and even forgiveness. Nothing better put this on display than when she publicly defended comedian Kevin Hart after a mob of online trolls sabotaged his dream gig of hosting the Oscars over past jokes he made that offended members of the LGBT community.

In her hiring practices, Ellen has also shown herself to be an equal opportunity employer by counting the openly conservative comedian Adam Yenser among her writing staff.

  • Michael Groves says:

    See the difference between Ellen, and all you snot nosed offended creeps. Just because you don’t agree with someone else’s opinion. Doesn’t mean you have the right to be an ass. How about trying this? GET ALONG!!! How about trying to change ones view. By being an ass, you ‘re enforce their view of you. Try growning up.

    • Ed says:

      Yet she’s a snake in the grass. Won’t have Trump on her show because he’s “dangerous to her as a gay person and to the world and he divides us …” Yet, she’s a great friend of Barry Soetoro. Talk about two-faced.

  • Patriot1951 says:

    They are two peas in the same Deep State pod.

  • amilou says:

    People in this country has the freedom to sit, talk do whatever with whomever they choose and the left doesn’t have the right to tell them any different. Please people stand up to these bullies and shut them down.

  • libsaredisgusting says:

    Typical Democrat Group thinking. “Dont be friendly with an Ex POTUS because You’re gay and he tried to not give you rights” lol,lol… Imagine if we ALL acted like the dems do? Obama would NEVER leave his house again. Do these dems know just how many hard core Conservatives they deal with every single day? day in, day out? lol Can you imagine a democrat being asked to leave some restaurant because a group of Conservatives who were there firs dont like them or dont feel comfortable with them in there? Imagine a democrat out with their family trying to enjoy a lunch or diner and suddenly a group of Conservatives surround them and start yelling at them? imagine some democrats children being told they cannot join a little league team because the Coach is a conservative and doesnt want to deal with the children of Dems? lol This could all easily happen if it weren’t for the fact that MOST conservatives are a hell of a lot more Classy and forgiving than Most democrats are. We dont get upset of the most childish, stupid, moronic reasons. You are republican and you wanna hang out with a dem? Fine go for it. but You’ll not see a democrat saying that to a one of their own!

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