Ellen Opens Up On How Hollywood ‘Bullied’ Her When She Came Out


Ellen, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, says that she has moved on from the bullying. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)


Decades after losing her career because she came out as a lesbian, Ellen says she has forgiven the people who wronged her.  But Ellen hasn’t talked much about the personal attacks she faced from her colleagues at a time when Jerry Falwell was calling her “Ellen Degenerate” and Oprah, who appeared on Ellen’s coming out episode as her therapist, was called the n-word. “The bullying I endured [in Hollywood] after I came out made up for the lack of it during my childhood,” she told Good Housekeeping.

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