BY NATASIA LANGFELDER
Ellen DeGeneres threw major shade at Caitlyn Jenner over the latter’s right wing views of same sex marriage today on the “Howard Stern Show.” It started when Caitlyn Jenner went on Ellen’s show and said:
“I’m a traditionalist.I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition, and it’s always been a man and a woman. I’m thinking, ‘I don’t quite get it.’ I think, like a lot of people on this issue, I have really changed my thinking here to, ‘I don’t ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness.’ That’s not my job, okay? If that word – ‘marriage’ – is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.”
DeGeneres called out Jenner on her tone- noting that the phrasing and the tone don’t really make it sound like Jenner is on board with marriage equality. DeGeneres later went on Howard Stern to discuss how awkward that moment was. In her usual style, she was funny and gracious but perhaps slightly more acerbic than usual- saying:
“She [Jenner] still has a judgement about gay marriage. And I said, ‘You’re wanting people to understand and accept you — this is like, really confusing to people — and you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage”
Later, Sten asked DeGeneres if Jenner had danced with her, something most of DeGeneres’ guests do: “Maybe she didn’t want to dance with me because I’m a lesbian.”
She also got in one last barb before the conversation was over, saying” I think a lot of Republicans are wishing she wasn’t Republican.” Ellen wouldn’t be Ellen if she didn’t end the interview on a nice note, saying she just wanted Jenner to be happy.
What do you think? Team Ellen or Team Caitlyn?