Ellen DeGeneres has been taking heat over her friendship with George W. Bush and she’s now taking some more — from an Avenger, no less.
It all started when the comedian and wife Portia de Rossi were photographed sitting next to Bush and wife Laura at a Dallas Cowboys game, leading many to question why two gay women would be friends with a president who represented the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Republican party.
Despite her pleas that people be “kind” when she addressed the backlash on her daytime talk show, not everyone is inclined to overlook the ex-president’s role in the Iraq War and that cost an estimated 2.4 million casualties.
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One of DeGeneres’ critics is “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo, who took to Twitter to blast the comedian and remind her of the two-term president’s legacy.
“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,” he wrote in a scathing tweet.
Ruffalo wasn’t the only celeb to slam DeGeneres for palling around with the Bushes, with the likes of comedian David Cross, Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon and others taking her to task.
However, there were also numerous stars to leapt to DeGeneres’ defence: