Ellen Degeneres faced an angry Twitter mob after she sat next to former President George W. Bush in a football game and even called her a friend. She is not letting their opinions affect her, though. Instead, she took it as the perfect opportunity to educate. 

On her monologue on Monday, DeGeneres implied it was unfair that people are judging her for sitting next to the controversial personality and even referring to him as her friend.

According to her, Charlotte Jones, the daughter of Cowboys owner, was the one who invited her and her wife Portia de Rossi to the game. She ended up being seated next to Bush and ex-first lady Laura Bush. The comedian and talk-show host then claimed she was there to enjoy the game and nor for anything else, as reported by Fox News

"When we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded with people from very different views and beliefs. And I'm not talking about politics... I was rooting for the Packers," DeGeneres joked. "So I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia's purse."

She then addressed the Twitter hate that poured unto her. Even though it can be said that she was joking, there are truths to her statement, showing people how bothered she was f the issue.

"People were upset," DeGeneres said. "They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?... A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they're mad... they tweet."

She then said she’s friends to a lot of people not similar in beliefs as her. This is the right thing to do - the actualization of the fairly commonly-made statement to embrace and people’s differences. While many people can only utter this statement, DeGeneres showed that she has no problem factually executing this belief that people who are different from each other should still get along. 

“We're all different, and I think that we've forgotten that that's okay that we're all different,” she said. “but just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean that I'm not going to be friends with them,” she added. 

She then referred to the statement she has repeatedly said on her show, “Be kind to one another.” According to her, when she is saying that, it does not mean only to be compassionate to people with similar belief sets. Instead, she intended to be kind to everyone, no matter who they are or beliefs they hold on to.

"When I say, 'Be kind to one another,' I don't mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn't matterr,” she said.

So should Ellen Degeneres be friends with George W. Bush despite the differences between them? Naturally yes. 

Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres at the People's Choice Awards in 2015. Getty