The daytime-talk-show-host-turned-media-mogul used the platform late Monday evening to debate hanging out with former President George W. Bush this weekend at a Dallas Cowboys soccer recreation.
There was a little bit of an uproar when the pair had been noticed — accompanied by Bush’s spouse Laura and Degeneres’ spouse, actress Portia de Rossi — in a stadium suite having fun with the Cowboys taking over the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday (the Cowboys misplaced, btw) in Dallas.
DeGeneres used her Twitter account to handle the controversy, tweeting a video of her virtually four minute-long monologue speaking about it on her present.
Noting that it’s usually common for a celeb to attend a sporting occasion, it was a giant deal for her to be seen there as a result of, she joked, “I by no means depart my home.”
“So Portia and I had been invited by Charlotte Jones,” DeGeneres stated. “She’s the daughter of Jerry Jones who owns the Dallas Cowboys. And we went as a result of we wished to maintain up with the Joneses.”
She then confirmed the viewers a video she had taken on the recreation which confirmed her sitting with President Bush.
DeGeneres then joked about rooting for the Packers since she is pals with their quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and cheering each time they scored “or each time one other whistleblower got here ahead. “
“The referees, you guys, the referees,” she informed her laughing viewers.
She the addressed the criticism she confronted due to being seen laughing with Bush, saying “Folks had been upset.”
“They thought, why is a homosexual Hollywood liberal sitting subsequent to a conservative Republican president?” DeGeneres requested. ” Lots of people had been mad. They usually did what folks do after they’re mad… they tweet.”
However as an alternative of sharing among the adverse tweets geared toward her, DeGeneres shared one which stated “Ellen and George Bush collectively makes me place confidence in America once more.”
“Precisely. Here is the factor. I am pals with George Bush,” she stated. “In truth, I am pals with lots of people who do not share the identical beliefs that I’ve.”
DeGeneres stated she believes folks have forgotten that we’re all completely different and that that is OK.
The previous vegan used the instance of how she would not approve of carrying fur, however continues to be pals with those that do.
“However simply because I do not agree with somebody on the whole lot does not imply that I am not going to be pals with them,” she stated. “After I say, ‘be sort to 1 one other,’ I do not solely imply the those that suppose the identical manner that you just do. I imply be sort to everybody.”
Bush was a visitor on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” in 2017.