Despite her many years of dancing for your mom’s amusement, Ellen DeGeneres has been wearing out her welcome with fans who feel her friendly schtick is a facade and a toxic one at that. Between her Kevin Hart apologism, her defense of George W. Bush, and her mocking of Millenials, and her bad strategy of coming for Dakota Johnson, DeGeneres has been picking up detractors over the last year. So when she tweeted #SorryNotSorryEllen, it backfired.
It began as a Twitter prompt game.
What’s something you do that you know you shouldn’t? I’ll start. I never take the front milk at the grocery store. Tell me your funniest Sorry Not Sorry confessions. #SorryNotSorryEllen— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 2, 2020
Sure, there were plenty of fans (of the talk show host or Twitter games) that played along, sharing their anecdotes or petty transgressions and proud passive-aggression. Here’s some:
Then, there was a flurry of tweets that took the opportunity to call DeGeneres out. Here’s a selection:
Well it definitely isn't propping up torturous war criminals like GW Bush. You already seem to have that covered. #SorryNotSorryEllen— Steve Langston (@langston3711) March 2, 2020
I hold George Bush responsible for the 20 year war we have been in. So many dead. #SorryNotSorryEllen— Colonel Angus (@ColonelAngus17) March 3, 2020
I used to close my eyes to the injustice only because it didn't happen to me. I am sorry about that. No longer. #NotMeUs— #HELLOSomebody🌹 (@glitchindmtrx) March 2, 2020
You sorry about this too, Ellen? Hanging around with Bush says otherwise. You are #SorryNotSorryEllen on this but guess the milk story is more important.
I always fraternize with war criminals because we are rich buddies and we share a love of hating the poor. It's super cute and suburban soccer moms love it when we dance to the Counting Crows song from Shrek. #sorrynotsorryellen https://t.co/CInCoqm993— Sports Team Fan (@williamzabka42) March 2, 2020
Stopped watching you when you had the Kardashian’s on to promote their perfume that is tested on animals. Hanging out with George Bush was the nail on the coffin.#SorryNotSorryEllen— Stephanie Sidley (@StephanieSidley) March 2, 2020
I dont watch bland celebrities that are so concerned with having a nice, dont rock the boat, I'm nonthreatening image that they stand for nothing. #SorryNotSorryEllen— Yvonne Mullet (@YvonneMullet) March 2, 2020
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