Mark Ruffalo criticises Ellen DeGeneres for friendship with George W Bush

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Ellen DeGeneres was slammed by Avengers: Endgame star Mark Ruffalo for defending her "friendship" with George W. Bush as an act of "kindness" during her opening monologue on The Ellen Show.

She outlined each person desired to be "kinder" to 1 one other, and insisted she is chums with many of of us who don't allotment the equal liberal views as herself. Bush and Ms. DeGeneres side by side with the caption "She's my [queen]", while Reese Witherspoon said the statement was an "important reminder".

In response, political activist Rafael Shimunov cut together sections of the video from DeGeneres' show where she talks about her encounter George W. Bush and edited it to place imagery from Iraq War behind DeGeneres, including photos of infamous photos of torture at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Addressing the backlash generated by the sight of Bush and DeGeneres together at the Sunday game, in a statement to Fox News, a spokesman for the former President said he and the former first lady "really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia [de Rossi] and appreciated Ellen's comments about respecting one another".

The former president was accompanied by his wife, Laura, and Ellen's wife, Portia Rossi, was there too (pictured above). I was rooting for the Packers and get this-everybody in the Cowboys suite was rooting for the cowboys.

"People were upset", she acknowledged in the video that she posted this past Monday on her Twitter account.

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Most people I've spoken with applauded DeGeneres's speech. Ellen chose to share a positive tweet that read, "Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again", to which the audience applauded.

Ruffalo's tweet left people divided. Many of DeGeneres' fans were quick to criticize the television host, an outspoke member and champion of the LGBTQ community, for being friends with Bush, who actively opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage.

"They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?" "We're all different. And I think that we've forgotten that that's OK that we're all different".

The former vegan used the example of how she doesn't approve of wearing fur, but is still friends with those who do. When I say, be kind to one another, I don't mean the people that think the same way as you do.

The TV host and comic sparked a fierce debate on social media after sitting next to Mr Bush, who was in power from 2001 to 2009, at an National Football League match at the weekend. "I mean be kind to everyone", Ellen passionately shared.

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