Ed Team

Ellen on American Idol antigay banter

Filed By Ed Team | January 08, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: American Idol, anti-gay propaganda, Ellen DeGeneres, Entertainment Weekly, gay jokes, Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell

"If we lived in a world where there was no such thing as racism or homophobia, then obviously there would be no off-limits [humor]. Unfortunately, there are people in this world that don't like other people, and that was one of the issues that was brought up about Adam Lambert. So I'm sensitive to it just because I've experienced that kind of discrimination. At the same time, the stuff that Simon and Ryan do - none of that has ever been offensive to me. I'm more offended by people who make jokes about something sounding like an animal that's been caught in a lawn mower or whatever. Because there are sick people out there that would go, "What's that sound like?""

-- Ellen DeGeneres in a joint interview with Simon Cowell talking about the gay jabs between Simon and host Ryan Seacrest


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