Over the weekend, Ellen DeGeneres was spotted sitting, laughing and conversing with former President George Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game. The liberal Twitter mob went into a rage because how could she be friends with someone who doesn’t support gay marriage?
Monday, during her opening monologue on “The Ellen Show,” DeGeneres addressed that backlash and shared a great message everyone needs to hear.
“So this weekend I went to Dallas for the Cowboys game. And during the game, they showed a shot of George and me laughing,” she said.
“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. So I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia’s purse.”
“People were upset,” DeGeneres continued. “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.”
“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’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 the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter,” she said.
Too bad not everyone can have the same attitude as Ellen when it comes to politics and friendship.
Yes, that was me at the Cowboys game with George W. Bush over the weekend. Here’s the whole story. pic.twitter.com/AYiwY5gTIS
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 8, 2019