People Are Not Happy About That Ellen DeGeneres Question at Democratic Debate | THR News

People Are Not Happy About That Ellen DeGeneres Question at Democratic Debate | THR News


– Tuesday night’s Democratic
presidential debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times ended with a question that drew backlash from Democratic candidates
and viewers alike. (woosh)
(Hip Hop music) After a rousing debate (woosh)
about policy and passion moderator Anderson Cooper
asked his final question, which was about Ellen DeGeneres’ unlikely friendship with former president George W. Bush that recently ignited a
social media firestorm given his administration’s opposition to same-sex marriages and LGBTQ rights, among other issues. “Last week Ellen Degeneres was criticized “after she and former
“President George W. Bush “were seen laughing together
“at a football game. “Ellen defended their friendship, “saying, ‘We’re all different
and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK
that we’re all different'”. Cooper continued, “So in
that spirit, we’d like “you to tell us about a friendship “that you’ve had “that would surprise us “and what impacts it’s had
on you and your beliefs.'” Two candidates, Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden named the late republican
Senator John McCain, while others also
mentioned GOP colleagues. But later, several of
the democratic candidates shared their disappointment
in Cooper’s question via social media. Julian Castro tweeted: “Three hours and no questions tonight “about climate, housing, or immigration. “Climate change is an existential threat, “America has a housing crisis. “Children are still in
cages at our border. “But you know, Ellen. “#DemocraticDebate.” Kamala Harris seemed to agree tweeting: “Three hours. “Not one question about
the climate crisis. “Not one question about LGBTQ+ rights. “Not one question about immigration. “These issues are too important to ignore. “#DemDebate.” Viewers including The
Daily Show’s Trevor Noah were similarly upset. “When you’re eight hours into the debate “and Anderson Cooper asks
a question about Ellen.” And mocked Cooper in a follow-up post, “ANDERSON COOPER: “Irreversible climate
change is going to doom “all mankind to a painful heat death “if we don’t act soon. “So, obviously I’ve gotta ask: “Who’s your shittiest friend and why?” Pose co-creator and director
Steven Canals wrote: “Wait… “did they really just
ask an Ellen question? “I can’t. “I’m out. “#DemDebate.” To keep up with all the debate updates, keep it locked to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Ben Meyers. (woosh) (woosh)

11 thoughts on “People Are Not Happy About That Ellen DeGeneres Question at Democratic Debate | THR News

  1. Anderson Cooper you gay boy you asked a question of Vice President Biden and you're supposed to be a journalist are you not. But you made an assumption and you ask a question that Biden was falsely accused and his son falsely accused by President Trump. Since it hasn't been proven in any trial or anywhere else what gives you the right to assume false accusations you are a fucking piece of shit cm in Dirtbag low-life faget

  2. this is a perfect example of why people like Andrew Yang. it was a great thoughtful question that could have been used to get across any message, and he did an awesome job of answering it. I would actually say that it's one of the most central issues of our time, and any candidate who can't appreciate the importance of that question is totally unqualified to lead the nation.

  3. It was a good question for two reasons. 1. The candidates already had answers to those other questions that were written by professional speech writers, this forced them to address something they hadn't prepared for. 2. If we want to solve any of those issues they cited, people with opposing viewpoints are going to have to work together at some point, so we need someone in office who can do that. Those who named McCain showed an inability to do that since they couldn't think of an actual Republican.

  4. It’s dumb shit like this here why President Trump is gonna CLEAN HOUSE in 2020! Keep it up jackasses, keep it up! 👌🏾🇺🇸 #KAG2020

  5. My friend Irl Peterson. He's a devout, Conservative Christian.

    He's not my first Christian friend. But, he was a friend who was there during a period of my life that very well could have led me to become very anti-christians. In an extremist sense.

    But, everyday I was reminded that if I begin to hate a group of people, then it will inevitably include people who I don't want to hate.

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