De­generes de­fends friend­ship with Dubya

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Ellen De­generes has hit out at fans who crit­i­cized her for chat­ting to for­mer U.s. Pres­i­dent George W. Bush at a foot­ball game.

Pic­tures and video of de­generes and her part­ner Por­tia de rossi en­joy­ing a dal­las cow­boys game with George and his wife Laura on sun­day sparked anger from twit­ter users, who were fu­ri­ous due to the ex-politi­cian’s an­til­gbtq stances and de­ci­sion to go to war in Iraq.

the co­me­dian ad­dressed the con­tro­versy on her chat show tues­day. “Peo­ple were up­set: Why is a gay Hol­ly­wood lib­eral sit­ting next to a con­ser­va­tive pres­i­dent? a lot of peo­ple were mad,” she said, be­fore ex­plain­ing that she was friends with the bushes.

“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. We are all dif­fer­ent and I think we’ve for­got­ten that that’s OK that we’re all dif­fer­ent ... When I say be kind to one an­other, I don’t mean only the peo­ple that think the same as you do, I mean be kind to ev­ery­one.”

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