The Ellen DeGeneres Show Essay

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"I think what saved me is being honest. I think I somehow had the courage to do something and to say something that I knew would possibly end my career. Instead of making business more important, I made my soul and my life more important. And I think by being truthful, and being honest, that saved me"- Ellen DeGeneres . Ellen DeGeneres, well-known for her humorous talk-show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is not just any comedian; she is defiantly one of most inspiring and touching key figures in the world. Every day she is teaching our society about equality, kindness and empathy to make the world the most loving place it can be. For this reason, Ellen DeGeneres necessitated social change in 20th Century America because of her great support…show more content…
Overall, Ellen directed these novels to anyone curious about gays because it shows that although they might be attracted to someone who is the same sex as them, it does not change one thing about how of an amazing person they can be on the inside. Secondly, other than Ellen’s novels, Ellen supports the equality of gays as well through her top- hit show. In many of Ellen’s shows she brings people who also have a voice in gay’s equality they would like to share, or at times she will stop her show just to talk about it personally. For instance, in one of her many shows on February 28, 2008 she stopped and started mentioning a tragic story about a fifteen year old boy . Larry King; a teenage boy who was gay was shot multiple times by one of his classmates, Brandon McInerney. The reason why Larry was murdered was simply because he asked Brandon to be his valentine which to Brandon “threatened” him so much he believed he had no other choice . Ellen was heart-broken by this and felt she had to share his story so the world knows how hard it is for some gays or lesbians who cannot come forward because of the fear society puts on them. Many people were touched by this story so Ellen promoted some charities they could donate to show their support like The Trevor Project; which is a 24/7 suicide prevention helpline for homosexuals . There are
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