Elton John is the newest celeb to weigh in on the controversy surrounding Ellen DeGeneres‘ friendship with George W. Bush.
“I like Ellen for standing up and saying what she mentioned,” the musical legend, 72, mentioned throughout an interview with NPR on Sunday.
Final week, DeGeneres was noticed smiling and chatting with Bush in a field suite at a Dallas Cowboys recreation. Some on social media discovered it endearing, whereas others slammed the TV host for being chummy with the previous president, whose tenure included an unpopular invasion of Iraq and an opposition to same-sex marriage.
“Here is the factor, I am associates with George Bush,” DeGeneres mentioned on her present following the criticism. “The truth is, I am associates with lots of people who do not share the identical beliefs that I’ve. We’re all completely different and I believe we have forgotten that that is OK that we’re all completely different.”
And John was undoubtedly Staff Ellen. “George Bush has made numerous errors. I made numerous errors. Ellen DeGeneres has made numerous errors,” the singer advised NPR. “Folks want to come back collectively. They should respect individuals’s view on life. Besides when it is heresy, and I do not assume George Bush is that sort of man.”
John joined Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Bell as a gaggle of A-listers who stood up for DeGeneres. Not all of Hollywood felt the identical, nonetheless, as Mark Ruffalo clapped again, even calling for Bush to be dropped at justice for his alleged conflict crimes.
In the meantime, John spoke with the outlet as a part of his promotional tour for his upcoming autobiography, merely titled “Me”, revealing why now was time to replicate on his life.
“All of it modified with having youngsters,” John defined. “Ten years in the past I had nothing deliberate for the remainder of my life besides making music and touring, after which we had two fabulous little boys. And as a lot as I really like taking part in, I need to be with my boys now. That is the brand new a part of my life.”
John shares Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, with husband David Furnish. “Me” is due out on October 15.
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