Ellen DeGeneres fell into a world of Twitter backlash after she was spotted with her wife Portia de Rossi sitting alongside former Republican President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game last weekend. Their differing views caused fans to slam DeGeneres for her friendship with the conservative politican, but Elton John immediately came to his friend's defense.
The legend told NPR on Monday (Oct. 14) that he "admires Ellen for standing up and saying what she did.”
“Unfortunately, what our democracy has become now is that it’s not OK to have different opinions than yours and that is not healthy,” he explained. “George Bush has made a lot of mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes. Ellen DeGeneres has made a lot of mistakes. … Yes, there were [bad] decisions that he’s made, but that was made by Democratic presidents and Republican presidents."