Comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres landed in scolding hot water recently when she was spotted in the owner’s box at a Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday afternoon.
The viral video showed the lesbian comedian laughing with former President George W. Bush who had a track record, under his administration, for being anti-LGBT during his tenure.
And after DeGeneres defended her friendship with the former president, here’s what Bush Jr. had to say about that whole ordeal.
Ellen DeGeneres is considered to be one of America’s sweethearts because she’s always donating money to the less fortunate and dancing with the audience. People flock from all over the country to participate in the aforementioned.
She’s become the second coming of Oprah Winfrey giving every member of her audience cars for free; giving money to less fortunate or even those privileged enough to afford tickets to her tapings.
But controversy stirred when she was spotted sitting right next to former President George W. Bush. Many of her fans wondered how she could be “okay” sitting alongside a “war criminal;” at least, that was the narrative spread around social media.
DeGeneres was quick to defend her relationship, as friends, to George W. Bush.
.@TheEllenShow msg of being kind to ALL is so needed right now. Enough with the divisiveness. We can’t let politics tear us apart. There are things we will disagree on strongly, and things we agree on — let’s treat each other with respect, aloha, & work together for the people. pic.twitter.com/pfXfSLAYhi
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 9, 2019
And although Democratic nominee for president, Tulsi Gabbard, perpetuated this empathetic notion, most liberals just demonized her and Bush Jr. especially.
But Bush Jr. was very “appreciated” by the comments DeGeneres said following the viral controversy.
They really enjoyed spending time with the comedian and her wife, Portia de Rossi, at the game.
Freddy Ford, a spokesperson for Bush said, “President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia and appreciated Ellen’s comments about respecting one another. They respect her. ”
And obviously the feeling is mutual because DeGeneres defended her position in the face of liberal assault. Liberals were wary of that.
But the truth is that once she made these claims about “friendship” and being open to others’ points of view, it turns out that DeGeneres is notorious for being ruthless with her staff – including her writers.
New York Times journalist Kyle Buchanan simply wrote in response to her “kindness” comment, “Maybe she could start with the people who work on her show.”
Maybe she could start with the people who work on her show https://t.co/RiNMZETNg7
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 8, 2019
Benjamin Siemon, a self-proclaimed LGBT television writer, wrote, “As many people have already pointed out, anyone who has lived in Los Angeles long enough knows friends who have written for “Ellen” and therefore knows that Ellen is one of the last people who should be advising how to get along with others.”
As many people have already pointed out, anyone who has lived in Los Angeles long enough knows friends who have written for “Ellen” and therefore knows that Ellen is one of the last people who should be advising how to get along with others.
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) October 8, 2019
Standup comedian Hampton Yount wrote, Ellen is a notorious piece of sh-t to her staff and the other is a war criminal. And yes, I’m a jerk
Ellen is a notorious piece of shit to her staff and the other is a war criminal. And yes, I’m a jerk
— Hampton Yount (@Hamptonyount) October 8, 2019
Journalist and producer Brett Banditelli wrote, “Congratulations [Ellen Show]. Whoever runs this account please print this out and show the staff. Or just leave it around the studio. Maybe print out a full size poster and put it in Ellen’s dressing room. Paint a wall with it in the green room?”
Congratulations @TheEllenShow. Whoever runs this account please print this out and show the staff. Or just leave it around the studio. Maybe print out a full size poster and put it in Ellen’s dressing room. Paint a wall with it in the green room? pic.twitter.com/MO0tma2THO
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) October 8, 2019
Ellen DeGeneres might be the most disingenuous person in Hollywood. And who is surprised by that? Former President George W. Bush might just be the most disingenuous political figure of all time too.