Degeneres defends friendship with Dubya
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.”