Ellen DeGeneres responds to backlash over friendship with George Bush

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.

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