Mark Ruffalo is the latest Hollywood star to slam Ellen DeGeneres for hanging out with former U.S President George Bush. The talk show host was spotted with Bush at the Arlington, TX versus the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 6 creating a lot of furore among fans as to why the openly gay Ellen should be friendly with the ‘conservative’ Republican president. One among the many to show disapproval with Ellen’s decision of deciding to hang-out with the former US president was Ruffalo who took to Twitter writing,
Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars—emotional & otherwise—inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness. https://t.co/dpMwfck6su— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 9, 2019
‘Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars—emotional & otherwise—inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness,’ Mark wrote on Wednesday night.
In her defence Ellen had earlier explained, “When we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded with people from very different views and beliefs. And I’m not talking about politics. I was rooting for the Packers. So I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia’s purse,” she joked.
“During the game, they showed a shot of George and me laughing together. People were upset,” Ellen continued. “They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?…A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they’re mad…they tweet.”
‘’Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different.. but just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them,” she continued. “When I say, ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter.”