Liza Minnelli Says Ellen’s Oscar Joke Went ‘Astray’ (Video)

Minnelli oddly unenthusiastic about being called “sir” in front of millions of people


Surprisingly, Liza Minnelli wasn’t thrilled to be referred to as a man during the Oscars on Sunday night.

Minnelli, who was jokingly referred to as “sir” during host Ellen DeGeneres‘ opening monologue, offered her thoughts about the joke when approached by TMZ.

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Minnelli didn’t exactly give DeGeneres a glowing review.

“I think she thought it would be funny, but she never stopped after she said it and said, ‘My friend, Liza Minnelli,” the actress/singer said. “I think it went a little astray on her.”

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DeGeneres made Minnelli the target of one of her most piercing jokes during the monologue, referring to her as “one of the best Liza Minnelli impersomators I’ve ever seen in my life” and adding, “Good job, sir.”

But lest anyone think that the moment had created bad blood between the two, Minnelli told TMZ that Ellen is “a wonderful lady, and I think she did great.”

Way to keep it classy, Liza. You even got DeGeneres’ gender straight.

Watch the video below.