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Entertainment Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres’ Friendship With George W. Bush Amid Twitter Backlash

09:10  16 october  2019
09:10  16 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Elton John is supporting Ellen DeGeneres , as the comedian and talk show host continues to come under fire for her relationship with former president George W During an interview with NPR, John — unprompted — said he admired DeGeneres , 61, for “very eloquently” standing by her friendship with

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres ' Friendship with George W . Bush .

Elton John has defended Ellen DeGeneres after the US chat show host was spotted at an American Football game sat next to former US president George W. Bush.

Portia de Rossi, Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres posing for a picture: (l-r) Portia de Rossi, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres attend the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on February 24, 2008.© John Shearer via Getty Images (l-r) Portia de Rossi, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres attend the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on February 24, 2008. The presenter and comedian - and self-proclaimed liberal - spoke out following a backlash over footage that showed her chatting and laughing with Republican Bush and his wife Laura at a Dallas Cowboys game last week.

Ellen later defended their friendship on her show, claiming she’s friends with people even if they have opposing political views.

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Elton John is supporting Ellen DeGeneres after the comedian endured serious backlash on social media for her friendship with George W . Bush . John also praised Bush for launching the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003, which according to People magazine

Elton John and Ellen Degeneres during The 69th Annual Academy Awards - Elton John AIDS Their differing views caused fans to slam DeGeneres for her friendship with the conservative politican, but Elton John Yes, that was me at the Cowboys game with George W . Bush over the weekend.

Defending Ellen during an interview on NPR, Elton said: “Unfortunately, what our democracy has become now is that it’s not okay to have different opinions than yours and that is not healthy.

“George Bush has made a lot of mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes. Ellen DeGeneres has made a lot of mistakes.”

The singer continued: “Yes, there were [bad] decisions that he’s made, but that was made by Democratic presidents and Republican presidents. And I admire Ellen for standing up and saying what she did.”

Portia de Rossi, Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres posing for the camera: (l-r) Portia de Rossi, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres attend the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on February 24, 2008.© John Shearer via Getty Images (l-r) Portia de Rossi, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres attend the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on February 24, 2008.

Elton went on to praise the former president for launching the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (Pepfar), an initiative that has provided more than $80 billion (AUD 118 billion) to fund research into the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

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Elton John is sticking up for Ellen DeGeneres . The “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” singer spoke out in an interview with NPR defending the daytime TV host’s decision to stand by her friendship with former President George W . Bush on Sunday (October George Bush has made a lot of mistakes.

Elton John leaps to the defense of Ellen DeGeneres ' saying he 'admires' her friendship with George W . Bush and insists we've all made mistakes but 'people need to come together'. The legendary singer joined the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Bell to become the latest high profile celebrity to

Addressing the controversy last week, Ellen told viewers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and wife Portia de Rossi had been invited to the NFL game by Charlotte Jones, daughter of the Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones.

Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush posing for the camera

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“During the game, they showed a shot of me and George laughing together, and so people were upset,” Ellen explained.

“They thought, ‘why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?’,” before joking: “They didn’t even notice I’m holding the brand-new iPhone 11 in the shot.”

She continued: “But a lot of people were mad, and they did what people do when they’re mad: they tweet.”

The 61-year-old then shared a positive tweet, which said, “Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again.”

She added: “Exactly. Here’s the thing. 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.

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Elton John defended Ellen DeGeneres ’ friendship and socializing with former President George W . Bush , telling NPR Sunday, “I admire Ellen for standing up and saying what she said.” John pointed out that we’ve all made mistakes, including the former president who opposed marriage rights for gays

Elton John has said that he supports Ellen DeGeneres ’ friendship with George W Bush , because all three of them have “made a lot of mistakes” in life. DeGeneres came under fire last week after defending a photograph showing her laughing with the former US President at an American football

“We’re all different, and I think we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different.

“For instance, I wish people wouldn’t wear fur. I don’t like it, but I’m friends with people who wear fur. And I’m friends with people who are furry, as a matter of fact. I have friends who should tweeze more,” she joked.

“But just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them. When I say, ‘be kind to one another,’ I don’t only mean the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.”

“Even people who are already playing Christmas music. I mean seriously, there’s no excuse for that, but I’m kind to them.

She ended by thanking the Bushes “for a Sunday afternoon that was so fun”.

“By the way, you owe me $6 for the nachos,” she added.

George Michael wanted to die .
Sir Elton John has revealed the late George Michael wanted to die as he felt uncomfortable "in his skin" about being gay.The 'I'm Still Standing' singer - who is 29 years sober - had tried to help his late friend with drug problems but George refused.

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