Friday, February 29, 2008

Are comics really the only ones who get how serious this is?

I have always thought Ellen DeGeneres was incredibly funny and brave, not to mention just downright adorable. But now I am truly in awe of her for standing up for her principles. While the MSM ignores the story of the brutal killing of 15-year old Larry King, she takes time from her daytime t.v. show to talk to America.

Bottom line: "It's o.k. if you're gay." And please note, she gets a standing O at the end of the clip ...

Via Think Progress:

6 comments:

Cootamundra W said...

Thank you Ellen!
Thank you SueJ.
We DO need to improve the manner in which we treat each other.
Continue to help me learn to do better.

BAC said...

It breaks my heart ... thanks for posting this.


BAC

Sue J said...

I sometimes think, for all the talk about spreading democracy that we do, that America has become one of the least tolerant countries in the world.

I just read that one in every one hundred Americans is in jail. That seems like the sign of a fairly dysfunctional nation ....

donald said...

we need a few more gay role models like ellen who are willing to stand up and say that we are not second class citizens, and mean it!

Morgan said...

Ellen is one of the few comics that understands the seriousness of ridiculing individuals or cross sections of people. I have long respected her routines because of her ability to reveal the humor of life without profanity and/or stepping on others; with maybe the exception of that old routine about flight attendants. I am equally thankful of her using this forum to respectfully and directly address this issue.
Thank you Sue for the post.

Sue J said...

You're right Morgan -- she has always had that finesse that many other comedians lack.