Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia De Rossi, attended a Dallas Cowboys game with George and Laura Bush. People saw Bush and DeGeneres together, and took it to social media to express their concerns as to why is “a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican ex-president?”.
She said later in a vide that it’s because she is friends with a lot of people that don’t hold the same beliefs she has, and she reminded everyone that it’s OK that we are all different and that she stands behind her message that we should be kind to everyone.
She also joked in her statement that while everyone was focused on who she was sitting next to, no one noticed that she was holding the new iPhone 11.
Many people, however, still pad a problem with it, and thought that Ellen doesn’t seem to notice the platform of privilege she is standing on when she says these things, and that she should choose her friends more wisely.
Many people of the LGBTQ+ community think that Ellen missed the mark here, and it’s not up to the queer community to celebrate friendships with people who don’t view them as equals. In fact, they argued that it makes bigots feel even better about their hate against trans and gay people.
What do you think about this one? Do you accept Ellen’s message of love and positivity towards everyone, or do you agree with the people who say that she missed the mark here?