Ellen DeGeneres And George Bush Together at Football Game Prompts Backlash, Defenses of Civility

Headline Roundup October 8th, 2019

Television personality Ellen DeGeneres and former President George W. Bush sat together at a National Football League (NFL) game on Sunday, prompting public criticism of DeGeneres, an outspoken liberal, for seemingly being friendly with Bush, a conservative politician.

DeGeneres defended her friendship with Bush Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", saying that kindness should help people overcome their differences.

Ellen DeGeneres And George Bush Together at Football Game Prompts Backlash, Defenses of Civility

From the Right
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OPINION

On Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres attended a Dallas Cowboys football game. It was noteworthy because of whom she was seated next to: former President George W. Bush. The pair could be seen in pictures and a video clip enjoying the afternoon together. (Their respective partners, Arrested Development actress Portia di Rossi and former First Lady Laura Bush, were there too.)

In 2019, everything must be political. And so the news that DeGeneres could make it through an entire football game seated next to the odiously conservative Bush and actually have a...

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From the Left
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A slice of social media lost its collective mind over the weekend after a photo of Ellen DeGeneres at Sunday’s NFL game between the Packers and the Cowboys surfaced online.

The problem? The self-proclaimed “gay Hollywood liberal” was sitting next to former President George W. Bush.

Some Twitter users vehemently criticized her for sharing the Republican’s company, calling him a “war criminal.” But DeGeneres was not having it.

“Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush,” she told her studio audience Monday at a taping for Tuesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres...

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From the Center
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Ellen DeGeneres is leveling the playing field.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the comedian sitting next to former President George W. Bush during Sunday's matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers.

The unlikely duo had many fans throwing a flag on the play. "Ellen, this isn’t just a simple difference of opinion. George Bush, his administration, and his colleagues actively discriminated and worked against the LGBT community," one Twitter user wrote, while another added, "Really, really low standards there Ellen, and pretty pathetic."

DeGeneres made light of the situation on...

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