Daytime talk host Ellen DeGeneres may not have the last word about her controversial outing with former President George W. Bush at the Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game.
As we reported previously, DeGeneres addressed the controversy Tuesday on “Ellen” after she came under fire for her apparent friendship with someone whose political views are not aligned with hers. But a number of observers, including Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, responded negatively to her defense of the friendship.
Sarandon, who won an Oscar in 1996 for “Dead Man Walking,” took to Twitter to post a message containing a quote from Out Magazine, which you can see below. The quote points out that Bush has been “repeatedly accused of being a war criminal.”
Other celebs took stands in support of DeGeneres, including Reese Witherspoon, who tweeted: ‘Thank you for this important reminder, Ellen!”
Witherspoon’s tweet was greeted by its own round of criticism, including a message from one Twitter user who wrote: “The privilege reeks. There are thousands of people in the middle east that don’t get to be friends with people with ‘different views’ because they’re dead thanks to him. And he spent his presidency trying to strip away LGBT rights, so nah. This monologue is pure class privilege.”
Here’s the tweet from Sarandon …
“But missing the point entirely, DeGeneres framed the issue as simply a matter of her hanging out with someone with different opinions, not a man repeatedly accused of being a war criminal.” https://t.co/OCyYEfNRQl
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) October 8, 2019