(WKOW) — It didn’t take long for Twitter to explode with disapproval during Sunday’s Cowboys-Packers game when Ellen DeGeneres was spotted sitting next to former President George W. Bush.
Why would Ellen, a gay, liberal entertainer sit with and share a laugh at a football game with a conservative former president who opposed gay rights, people asked?
And those were some of the nicer comments.
On her show Tuesday (airing on WKOW TV at 4 p.m.) DeGeneres addressed the controversy.
DeGeneres said she and her wife, Portia de Rossi, were invited to the game by Charlotte Jones, wife of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
She said she was secretly rooting for the Packers, because she is a friend of QB Aaron Rodgers.
“I’m friends with George Bush,” she said in her monologue for today’s show. “In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have.”
“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.”
DeGeneres went on to thank the Jones’s for having her at the game.