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Ellen DeGeneres responds to social media outrage over her sitting next to George W. Bush at an NFL game

Ellen DeGeneres responds to social media outrage over her sitting next to George W. Bush at an NFL game

Ellen DeGeneres had to take a few minutes out of her show to respond to the backlash over being seen sitting next to former President Bush as a Cowboys game over the weekend.

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.

DeGeneres continued, "Here's the thing". She highlighted a supportive tweet from someone who wrote, "Seeing Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again". After I whisper, "Be form to one yet every other", I don't tremendous mean tremendous the of us who think the an identical capacity that you just attain.

DeGeneres was at the game with her wife, Portia de Rossi, after being invited by Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones. And I'm not talking about politics...

But if DeGeneres thought she was defusing the situation or convincing everyone, we have some days-old popcorn to sell her.

"President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia (de Rossi) and appreciated Ellen's comments about respecting one another", the spokesman said.

The comic and talk show host was criticized on social media for sitting with Bush.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is drawing applause from both sides of the aisle for a viral monologue in which she urges Americans to be kind to one another, no matter the other person's beliefs.

"But a lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they're mad: They tweet".

George W Bush had a dismal record on LGBT rights during his presidency and his administration did little to add protections for the community. The mess he helped create we're still trying to dig out of, ' journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted.

Clinton Yates, a columnist with ESPN's The Undefeated, said the sight "definitely qualified as a Sunday shocker".

Celebrity, politics, and sports merged into one headline Monday after a flap over an National Football League game that Ellen DeGeneres went to this weekend. "I'm friends with George Bush".

Eventually, DeGeneres acknowledged the online anger over her time spent with Bush, who she has previously called a "friend". She would sit next to George and his wife Laura during the game.

Notably, the screenshot of Matt's moral support was not verbatim, and left out Matt's more ambiguous "HAHAHA" precursor.