Yet another example as to why Ellen is my role model.
In 1997, Ellen came out as gay on her sitcom, Ellen. She was met with a horrendous amount of backlash from society and the media. She was the butt of every joke on late night TV. She was dubbed “Ellen DeGenerate.” She even received death threats.
Ellen went from the most popular sitcom actress to the most hated. Desperate, she turned to the gay community for support. However, Chastity Bono, a fellow lesbian and a representative for GLAAD at the time, betrayed Ellen, telling Variety Magazine, “[‘Ellen’] is so gay it’s excluding a large part of our society … we have to be realistic. This is network primetime.”
Ellen trusted Chastity to help as she was also gay, and would understand what Ellen was going through. Instead, Chastity publicly denounced Ellen, leaving Ellen alone to defend herself. Ellen’s show was subsequently cancelled.
Flash forward to 2011. Chastity Bono is now Chaz Bono, a transgender male. He is going to be a contestant of Dancing with the Stars, much to the displeasure of the public. He receives backlash, similar to the kind Ellen endured in 1997. In response, Ellen defends Chaz in her monologue (seen here), and invites Chaz on her show to give his perspective.
Ellen chose to help Chaz, who was being persecuted by the media, even though he had hurt Ellen severely in the past. Ellen definitely did not have to have Chaz on her show, but she did to be kind. Ellen not only forgave Chaz, but gave him the support that he failed to give her earlier.
Be kind to one another. It’s not just something Ellen says after every show; it’s what she lives by. And we should all try to live by it too.
"I don’t understand algebra, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong."
This woman needs to be president.
I love this so much that it actually makes me feel a genuine sense of happiness
"if you’re straight then why did you say she was hot"
yo i’m straight not blind
One time a nun at my school saw a hot guy and said “woah God did a nice job on that one” and we all looked at her like ??? and she goes “I’m allowed to look at the menu I just can’t order”
I JUST CAN’T ORDER.
AU → Hannah suprises
her girlfriendGrace after getting back from a trip early
THIS IS SO ADORABLE WHAT THE HELL
Reblogged this 2 times in 15 minutes I SERIOUSLY CANNOT STOP SMILING
Let’s just look at this AU gifset forever, together, okay?
I hardly see any heroic posts about Muslims on here, so here you go.
It’s iron fist yall
Okay wait. Let me just say some stuff. I met Grace at Vidcon and she was seriously the nicest person ever. She fucking let me put her on my back for Christ sakes. SHE EVEN PICKED ME UP. (bitch is strong apparently).
She also had 3 extra impromptu meetups (that I remember…there could’ve been more) outside of her two official scheduled ones. I honestly can’t name one other YouTuber at Vidcon who did that.
And…Grace “I hate human contact” Helbig - hugged me on three separate occasions ALL OF WHICH WERE INITIATED BY THE QUEEN HERSELF.
So before you go saying “Grace doesn’t care about her audience” first of all step back because I will defend her at all costs. Second, pretty sure all of her itsGrace videos are centered around an idea from her audience or comments from them. THIRD, meet Grace in person (if possible) and tell me she doesn’t care about us.
Plus, if Grace didn’t care about her audience she would be long gone from the internet by now. Trust me, the woman is a comedic genius and could be doing much better things than YouTube.
Damn, I was trying to ignore this blog at all costs but this “confession” really pissed me off. *mic drop*
This just goes to show that Grace and the girls see EVERYTHING, so before you start talking shit about them A). Don’t tag them and… B). Please remember that they are human and despite having millions of positive supporters, negativity can still be hurtful.
Also, hey Grace, stalking my blog I see.