Trolls came for Ellen this weekend & this time people are rallying behind her

Ellen opening an empty box
Ellen opened an empty box, symbolizing a straight man's love for her. Photo: EllenTube screenshot

Ellen DeGeneres faced criticism yet again…but this time people online came to her defense.

She posted a picture of herself on Twitter at the Super Bowl this weekend with the words, “Here we GO #SuperBowl.”

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Ellen has had a rough past two years with public criticism. Some of it has been for serious issues, like allegations that producers who worked on her show sexually harassed others who worked under them. Some of it has been more superficial, like that she’s “mean” in-person or that every guest on her show doesn’t get a private bathroom.

And, now, some people attacked her again for not wearing a mask at the public sporting event.

But others have jumped to her defense, pointing out that the NFL took safety measures like requiring a negative antigen test from the previous 24 hours, a negative PCR test from the previous 48 hours to get in, or a vaccination. Fans were required to wear masks for the outdoor event but could take them off to eat or drink.

Others wondered if she just took her mask off for a moment to take a selfie.

And some people were just tired of the constant criticism.

“Seriously, can we leave Ellen alone for just one second?” wrote Graham Gremore at LGBTQ Nation‘s sibling site Queerty. “We get that she’s problematic and that a lot of people really, really don’t like her, but let the woman be.”

“At this point, she’s suffered enough.”

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