Ellen Reminds Us to Be Kind To One Another After Backlash #GoodVibes

With Jason Pullman

October 9, 2019

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A photo of Ellen DeGeneres hanging out with George W. Bush at the Dallas Cowboys football game had the Internet up in arms over the weekend. 

Many were upset that someone so liberal as Ellen could be friends with a former Republican President. People could not wrap their heads around what the two could possibly have in common.

After receiving so much backlash, Ellen went on her show to explain her side.

Ellen reminded everyone that it is okay to not have the same beliefs with someone but still be friends with them. She said, "I’m friends with George Bush, in fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different." 

She went on to say just because she doesn't agree with someone does not mean she cannot be friends with them. The world is made up of so many different people with so many different beliefs that it would be boring if we only surrounded ourselves with those that think the exact same as us. What fun would that be to always agree with people and never have intelligent arguments or debates? 

Ellen went on to say that when she signs off her show every day with 'be kind to one another' she does not mean only the people that are similar to you. She means be kind to everyone. Literally everyone because it doesn't matter.

At this turbulent time in our nation, we all could benefit from listening to Ellen's words on kindness. #GoodVibes