Over the weekend, Ellen was in Dallas for the Cowboys/Packers game and she was spotted yucking it up next to former Republican President George W. Bush.
With Ellen being a self-described “gay, Hollywood, liberal” and George being a “conservative Republican president,” Twitter was quick to remind us all why 2019 is so fucking annoying, blasting Ellen for even associating with George. Because God-forbid you talk to anybody that doesn’t share the exact same beliefs as you.
Now I don’t want to get into politics, because I hate them, but following the backlash, Ellen delivered a much-needed monologue about simply being kind to people. A message that everybody needs to hear.
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. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that’s okay that we’re all different… Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them, and 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.”