They say a picture is a worth a thousand words. However, with the invention of the internet, a picture gets more than a thousand words these days. Apparently, Ellen DeGeneres got a lot of nasty words flung at her after the video image of her and President George W. Bush sitting next to each other at the Dallas Cowboys game, having a good time, hit the airwaves. Oh no! The horror. (note the sarcasm).
While many people were enjoying the duo being kind to one another and getting along, there were many that couldn’t stand a liberal and a conservative being in the same vicinity together. Well, Ellen addressed the situation on her talk show and couldn’t have said it any better.
“This weekend I went to Dallas for the Cowboys game,”Ellen said on her show. “Portia and I were invited by Charlotte Jones, she’s the daughter of Jerry Jones who owns the Dallas Cowboys, so we went because we wanted to keep up with the Jones,” she joked.
“When we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded by people with very different views and beliefs,” Ellen added. “I’m not talking about politics, I was rooting for the Packers and get this, everybody in the Cowboys suite was rooting for the Cowboys. I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia’s purse.”
She then addressed the image heard round the world.
“During the game they showed a shot of George and me laughing together, so people were upset. They thought, ‘why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican President?’, didn’t even notice I’m holding the brand new iPhone 11,” she joked.
“A lot of people were mad and they did what people do when they’re mad, they Tweet,” she continued. “But here’s one Tweet that I loved.”
“Ellen and George bush together makes me have faith in America again,” the Tweet read.
“Here’s the thing, I’m friends with George Bush and 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. For instance I wish people wouldn’t wear fur. I don’t like it, but I’m friends with people who wear fur. I’m friends with people who are furry as a matter of fact. I have friends who should tweeze more.”
“Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them,” Ellen explained. “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. Even people who are already playing Christmas music. Seriously, there’s not excuse for that, but I’m kind to them.”
Ellen concluded by thanking her hosts and her friends for a fun day. I want to thank Jerry Jones and Charlotte Jones for hosting us and thanks President Bush and Laura for a Sunday afternoon that was so fun. By the way you owe me six dollars for the nachos.”
Let’s just all get along.