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Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres' Friendship With George W. Bush

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres' Friendship With George W. Bush

Elton John is sticking up for Ellen DeGeneres.

The “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” singer spoke out in an interview with NPR defending the daytime TV host’s decision to stand by her friendship with former President George W. Bush on Sunday (October 13).

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“I admire Ellen for standing up and saying what she said. George Bush has made a lot of mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes. Ellen DeGeneres has made a lot of mistakes. People need to come together…they need to respect people’s view on life. Except when it’s heresy, and I don’t think George Bush is that kind of guy,” he said.

Ellen has faced mixed reaction after making a lengthy statement about her friendship with the former politician, saying, “I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different…just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean I’m not going to be friends with them.”

READ MORE: Here’s How Celebrities Are Reacting to Ellen DeGeneres’ Statement About Being Friends with George W. Bush

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