Eagle-eyed fans spotted [Ellen DeGeneres] sitting next to former President George W. Bush during Sunday’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers…
DeGeneres made light of the situation on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, calling for more tolerance and kindness while sharing “the whole story” with her viewers.
“During the game, they showed a shot of me and George laughing together. And so, people were upset,” DeGeneres said. “They thought, ‘Why is this gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?’ “
“Here’s the thing,” she added. “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. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK.”
DeGeneres continued: “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.”
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