Sunday, April 21, 2024

Ellen DeGeneres on Mississippi ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: “I Could Buy That Governor’s Mansion, Flip It, and Make a $7 Million Profit”


I don’t usually repost from “Ellen.” But what she said yesterday about the racist law in Mississippi was so elegant, funny and succinct, I thought I should. I don’t understand how a state that has fought 200 hundred years of claims of racism, where terrible murders have been carried out in the name of racism, could approve this “Religious Freedom” law in 2016. Are the people just crackers? Are they just backward beyond redemption? That law is just an extension of their regular racism, except this time it’s against gays instead of blacks. The whole country should cut them off financially.

Anyway, Ellen DeGeneres has this just right. She could buy that Governor’s mansion, flip it, and make a $7 million profit. She should, too, just to show them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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