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Ellen Degeneres On Muslim Ban And Trump's Screening 'Finding Dory'

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | February 2, 2017 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | February 2, 2017 |

Amid pushing our reality closer and closer to the post-apocalyptic setting of Mad Max: Fury Road, Donald Trump took a break from forcing through racist legislation like the Muslim Ban to screen Finding Dory at the White House. Hearing that, the blockbuster film’s star Ellen DeGeneres offered her thoughts on the whole shebang.

Degeneres declared:

Now, of course, Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory. And Dory lives in Australia and these are her parents, and they live in America. And I don’t know what religion they are but her dad (voiced by Eugene Levy) sounds a little Jewish, doesn’t matter. Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo and she ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. And they all have to get over the wall. And you wont believe it, but that wall has almost no effect on keeping them out…

Even though Dory gets into America, she ends up separated from her family. But the other animals help Dory. Animals that don’t even need her. Animals that don’t even have anything in common with her. They help her even though they’re completely different colors, because that’s what you do when you see someone in need, you help them. So that’s what I hope everyone who’s watching Finding Dory has learned. Tune in next week when I explain women’s rights using the movie Mr. Wrong.

We know she’s kidding. But we’d be down for any explanation of Mr. Wrong. In the meantime, let’s take a cue from the resilient heroine of Finding Dory. When things get tough, we…

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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