Ellen DeGeneres knows how to get people together, and she knows how to bring out the fangirl in people. Recently, Diane Keaton appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The 69-year-old actress was there to promote her new wine, The Keaton, when the topic of conversation swung around to Justin Bieber, who was to be appearing on Justin Bieber’s Ellen DeGeneres week.
According to USA Today, Diane Keaton is a big fan of Bieber, so she and Ellen looked at some shirtless pics of the young music star. Keaton was googly-eyed over the handsome musician and wondered if he would ask her out.
“Do you think he’ll ask me out later?”
When Bieber made an impromptu appearance on the stage to meet her before his Ellen concert, Keaton’s reaction was just priceless.
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Ellen has been up to more than just introducing Diane Keaton to Justin Bieber. On her show last Tuesday, she did a sarcastic segment on Starbucks’ new red cup. The coffee company has recently received some evangelical backlash over the plain red cups. The Daily Mail reports that a former pastor from Arizona named Joshua Feuerstein posted his disgust with Starbucks on his Facebook account.
“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus… SO I PRANKED THEM… and they HATE IT!!!!”
He also said Starbucks wants to take the “Christ” out of Christmas.
“Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups? That’s why they’re just plain red.”
Christian Today reports that Ellen chose to counter this backlash with some of her own Ellen brand of humor and she did it in style. She talked about tolerance and how it relates to people’s reactions to the plain red cup.
“People are mad about this cup because they are saying Starbucks is being ‘anti-Christmas.’ The old cups had snowflakes and Santa’s sleigh and elves, you know — all the things you find in the Bible.”
She went on to sarcastically call the red cup “highly offensive.”
“I mean look at this thing. You might as well call it a ‘Satan sipper.'”
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Ellen then read Starbucks’ official statement regarding the new cups.
“Creating a culture of belonging, inclusion and diversity is one of the core values of Starbucks, and each year during the holidays the company aims to bring customers an experience that inspires the spirit of the season. Starbucks will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions in our stores around the world.”
While the clip is very funny, Ellen did get some backlash for her comments, which went too far in the opinion of some people. The Christian Post reports that many people did not like the number of Jesus jokes she used.
“I love what Ellen does for people. Personally she used too many Jesus jokes that were pretty offensive and unnecessary. I know she is a comedian but I know she would feel offended if other people made ‘funny remarks’ on gay people. Tolerance is not one sided.”
Ellen certainly made a statement with her Starbucks cup segment, one that people seem to either love or hate. She also made a statement on her Twitter feed.
I saw “Santa” on a Starbucks cup today, but it was because the barista misspelled “Portia.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 11, 2015
Ultimately, Ellen is one of the most loved talk show hosts out there, and that isn’t going to change because she was sarcastic about Christmas and Jesus. Not when she brings people like Diane Keaton and Justin Bieber together. Fans will continue to love Ellen no matter what!
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