I usually really like Ellen. She’s funny and she’s a good interviewer.
No, I don’t agree with all of her lifestyle choices, but I can still appreciate who she is and what she has to offer.
However, she really ticked me off the other day and I can’t stop thinking about it.
For someone who is apparently so open-minded, she came across as completely judgmental and narrow-minded.
Her guest was Blake Mycoskie guy who started Toms shoes. I was excited to hear his story because I love the work that Toms shoes does.
To start off the interview Ellen referred vaguely to something that Blake did in the past, which had offended many of Toms shoes fans and consumers (including herself). She said she wanted to give him a chance to “clear things up”.
He then, just as vaguely, referred to an event he spoke at previously, and said he didn’t know what the group was all about when he agreed to speak there. Basically, he didn’t really say anything and didn’t seem to feel that bad about whatever “it” was.
But Ellen pressed further and then said “Well we may as well say who this group was. It was Focus on the Family. And they are an anti-gay group. But you obviously didn’t know what they were about when you agreed to speak there” (something along those lines).
He then agreed and, in my opinion, did so because Ellen was telling him to, on her show. What else was he supposed to say?
But what really irked me about this whole interaction was that Ellen openly judged and put down Focus on the Family simply because they don’t agree with her lifestyle choice of being in a homosexual relationship. Well guess what Ellen, you just did the very thing you accused them of! Judging and condemning.
She outright criticized Focus on the Family on national television without giving any sort of explanation or context. It’s a total double-standard to judge and put down people who don’t agree with your opinions, just because you don’t agree with theirs!!!
Hello? Is anybody relating with me on this?
Yes, I know that many people believe homosexuality isn’t a choice. That is not what I’m debating here. What bothered me so much is that Ellen, the one who is supposed to be so open-minded was exactly the opposite. Not only that, but she pushed her views on Blake and basically put words in his mouth and the company he represents.
It’s a bit of a rant, yes. And I may have ticked some of you off but can you see what I’m saying here?
What do you think?
Am I way off base to think it was completely hypocritical of Ellen to put down a ministry like Focus on the Family just because they don’t believe the same way she does?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.