Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres experienced the Twitter mob’s fury after they spotted her sitting next to former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys football game.
Degeneres and Portia de Rossi were invited to the game by Jerry Jone's daughter, Charlotte, and the TV crews there caught a shot of Ellen and Bush appearing to enjoy one another’s company.
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
Furious with her decision to be kind to someone she calls her “friend,” the leftist mob took shots at her, saying her sitting next to Bush was “disappointing, irresponsible, and dangerous.”
Ellen DeGeneres laughing it up with someone who has actively tried to harm our community feels disappointing, irresponsible, and dangerous. https://t.co/tgGfmCGQ5A— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) October 7, 2019
Ellen addressed the overreactions perfectly during her Monday monologue.=:
“During the game they showed a shot of George and me laughing together,” she said.” And so, people were upset. 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. But here’s one tweet that I loved: ‘Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again.’”
"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," DeGeneres continued. "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.
It’s good to see Ellen not cowering in fear before the outrage mob.