​Ellen DeGeneres Responds to Criticism for Hanging Out with George W. Bush

"I think that we've forgotten that that's okay that we're all different"
​Ellen DeGeneres Responds to Criticism for Hanging Out with George W. Bush
Ellen DeGeneres has responded to backlash over a viral video of herself cozying up to George W. Bush.
 
The TV host and the former U.S. president attended a Dallas Cowboys game over the weekend, sitting next to each other in one of the owner's suites. Twitter immediately jumped on DeGeneres, criticizing her for befriending a war criminal who has a track record of anti-LGBTQ+ policies and continues to support Republicans under Trump.
 
 
DeGeneres replied to the angry tweets on her show this morning (October 8), choosing instead to share a tweet that she liked: "Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again."
 
In her opening monologue on the show, she explained that she is friends with Bush, as well as "a lot of people that don't share the same beliefs that I have."
 
"We're all different," she continued. "And I think that we've forgotten that that's okay that we're all different."
 
She went on to describe that when she urges people to "be kind," she's not only applying that philosophy to people who think exactly the same way she does — she means everyone should be kind to everyone.
 
Watch her response to the Twitter drama below.
 

Unfortunately, the new segment has done little to calm enraged tweeters. See some of the responses below.