He continued, “At a pivotal moment, her courage and candor helped change the hearts and minds of million of Americans, accelerating our nations constant drive towards equality and acceptance for all.” The aide referenced De Generes’s well-known role as Dory in “Ellen De Generes has showed us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open more loving place, so long as we just keep swimming,” he said.As President Obama bestowed De Generes with the medal, the comedian teared up, after Obama made a statement about De Generes’s extensive efforts towards not only the LGBT community, but also to the nation as a whole.Ellen De Generes was one of 21 recipients honored Tuesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a prestigious award granted to individuals who have contributed to notable change and progress in the United States.
Ellis Ross was in attendance to support her mother, Diana Ross, another recipient of the award. pic.twitter.com/f YPv Yc MJ57 — Tracee Ellis Ross (@Tracee Ellis Ross) November 22, 2016 “Look what I got everyone to do! Ellen states the purpose of her show is to promote equality, acceptance and love, however occasionally she employs Chippendale dancers to entertain her guests and the audience.Chippendale dancers have been criticized because they exploit, degrade and humiliate men.on Tuesday and sounded off on the rumors about her current love life.After splitting from Meek Mill, the rap queen admitted she's "celibate" and was trying to "go a year without dating any man." Video: Katy Perry FINALLY Addresses Her With Taylor Swift Of course, there are always exceptions — especially when dealing with a man as "dope" as Nas, who Mizz Minaj was canoodling with in a recent Instagram post.