Ellen DeGeneres took a moment during her monologue Wednesday to address a recent article in the Christian Post. The article alleges a gay agenda in Hollywood, saying that organizations like GLAAD and other LGBTQ advocacy groups are “targeting innocent and impressionable children.”
DeGeneres responded quite plainly by explaining that she doesn’t have an agenda.
“The only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another,” she said. “That is the message I’m sending out.”
The talk show host was singled out in the article, written by Larry Tomczak as part of a list of examples describing “how Hollywood is promoting homosexuality right now.”
“Ellen DeGeneres celebrates her lesbianism and ‘marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls,” Tomczak wrote. He also cited gay characters on “Glee” and “Modern Family,” among other shows, as well as gay people on reality shows and Anderson Cooper.
DeGeneres broke down Tomczak’s entire argument, first by removing the quotes around her marriage. “I’m married. That’s all,” she said. She then celebrated her lesbianism with a party popper and quipped that “Larry is watching a lot of gay TV.”
The host reiterated, “I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone.” But then she then held up a spinning vortex, and started trying to brainwash her audience.
“Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are,” DeGeneres said. “Be true to yourself — the most important thing is to be true to yourself. The second most important thing is that you wear Ellen underwear and only Ellen underwear.”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs weekdays in syndication.