Ellen Degeneres Is Struggling With Caitlyn Jenner’s Marriage Equality Views
Jenner, who appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show's Season 12 premiere, admitted she was an avowed Republican. Then she shared some pretty antiquated views on marriage equality ("...at first, I was not for it. I thought, ‘I’m a traditionalist.’ I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition. It’s always been a man and a woman, and I’m thinking — I don’t quite get it," she shared).
And though Jenner ultimately admitted she is on board with affording same-sex couples the benefits of marriage ("I’m okay with it. I don’t want to stand in front of somebody’s happiness," she conceded), DeGeneres told Howard Stern yesterday (September 8) that she's still confused by Jenner's stance. If Ellen can support Jenner's journey, she wondered, why isn't the reverse true — and why isn't Jenner jumping at the opportunity to support her?
"I said, 'You're wanting people to understand and accept you—this is like, really confusing to people, and you still have a judgment about gay people and marriage,'" DeGeneres shared (translation: That's pretty hypocritical). "I don't fully understand it, either. But I want everyone to be happy."
DeGeneres also hinted that Jenner may want to consider shifting her political leanings, lest she get burned.
"I think a lot of Republicans are wishing she wasn't Republican," DeGeneres jabbed.
Think Ellen's got a reason to be uneasy, or is Caitlyn entitled to her opinion?
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