Elton John has come out in assist of Ellen DeGeneres as she offers with the backlash from sitting with George W. Bush at a soccer sport final week.
“Sadly, what a democracy has grow to be now's that it’s not OK to have completely different opinions than yours and that's not wholesome,” the 72-year-old singer informed NPR on Monday.
He added, “George Bush has made quite a lot of errors. I made quite a lot of errors. Ellen DeGeneres has made quite a lot of errors … Sure, there have been issues that he’s — selections have been made. However [those have also] been made by Democratic presidents and Republican presidents … And I like Ellen for standing up and saying what she did.”
John additionally praised Bush for launching the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Reduction (PEPFAR) throughout his time in workplace.
On Oct. 8, DeGeneres, 61, used her present to handle the controversy.
“I’m pals with George Bush. In reality, I’m pals with lots of people who don’t share the identical beliefs that I've,” she informed the viewers, including, “However simply because I don’t agree with somebody on every little thing doesn’t imply I’m not going to be pals with them.”
Regardless of her good intentions, DeGeneres has, previously, banned quite a few celebrities from showing on her speak present for having differing opinions from her personal, together with those that are anti-gay marriage.