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VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres Tears Up During Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres Tears Up During Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

After almost not being allowed inside the White House, Ellen DeGeneres had an emotional moment while being presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom!

The talk show host was one of 21 stars who received the medal from President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the East Room on Tuesday (November 22) in Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that a U.S. civilian can receive and Ellen teared up while being given her medal.

“In a career spanning three decades, Ellen DeGeneres has lifted our spirits and brought joy to our lives as a stand-up comic, actor, and television star. In every role, she reminds us to be kind to one another and to treat people as each of us wants to be treated. At pivotal moments, her courage and candor helped change the minds and hearts of millions of Americans, accelerating our nation’s constant drive toward equality and acceptance for all,” the announcer said while she stood on stage with Obama. “Again and again, Ellen DeGeneres has shown us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, more loving place, so long as we ‘just keep swimming.’”

Other stars who received the medal included Tom Hanks, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, basketball players Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill and Melinda Gates, and more.

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  • John Dow

    > The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    How much does it cost? I mean how much money you have to donate to democrats to buy to get this medal?

  • John Dow

    > The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    How much does it cost? I mean how much money you have to donate to democrats to buy to get this medal?

  • Roger Dodger

    That’s not how it works dickwad.

  • John Dow

    Your mother should’ve swallowed you

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  • Chicken_Paprikash

    a filthy disgusting woman

  • BlueEyes28

    A great woman. Well deserved :)

  • Sabrina

    Fuck off.

  • amelia sousa

    Really love Ellen. She’s a such a good hearted women who makes everything she can to help people and make this world a better place. The world needs a lot of anothers Ellen. She really deserved this medal. Really happy for her.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    It’s a civilian award given to people who have contributed to the world, whether it’s world peace, cultural merits or national interests of the US. President Bush gave out 78 medals during his presidency. It’all good!!

  • sydney jane

    Probably lots. Did anyone get this award this year who’s NOT a loyal Democrat or celebrity?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Why only stars received this medal if is for civilians too?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Ellen is so desperate for attention.

  • Minha Sincera Opinião!

    Cara, sua mãe devia ter te engolido.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    LOL. who are you?

  • sugarntasty

    Icon to whom certainly not “LGBTQ” society affluent false solidarity Ellen. Bought to whom,not majority facing bigotry and gentrification politics of Democrats. USA conservative society journalism continue,slight ignore blight of LGBTQ citizens. Ellen discuss your home estates paid with cash!

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