Talk show host Ellen Degeneres was riddled in controversy town recently when she was spotted hanging out with former US President, George W. Bush at a Cowboys vs Packers game, in Dallas, Texas. Twitterati went berserk as Ellen, a “Gay, Hollywood Liberal” sat next to a George, a “Conservative, Republican President,” in the 61-year-old comedian’s own words. DeGeneres used her opening monologue during The Ellen Show as a platform to clear the air and reveal that she was good “friends” with Bush.
“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,” Ellen passionately shared. One of the big reasons why Twitterati questioned DeGeneres’ action is because of what George did as a President, whether it be starting the Iraq War and even opposing LGBTQ rights. Many Hollywood celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Bell and Kendall Jenner offered their support to Ellen but one star who was not buying DeGeneres’ “kindness” defense is Mark Ruffalo.
Mark tweeted, “Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars—emotional & otherwise—inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness.”
Meanwhile, the Avengers: Endgame star will next be seen in Todd Haynes’ directorial, Dark Waters, which also stars Anne Hathaway and is slated to release on November 22, 2019.