Finally, we’ve solved one of 2019’s greatest mysteries: why didn’t Ellen DeGeneres go to Dakota Johnson’s birthday party?
Last week, Johnson appeared on Ellen’s talk show where they squirmed through a seriously awkward interview during which they discussed Johnson’s recent birthday party.
DeGeneres asked Johnson why she wasn’t invited. Johnson claimed she did but the talk show host never turned up. “Why didn’t I go?” Ellen asked her producer, to which he replied, “You were out of town.”
“Oh yeah, I had that thing,” DeGeneres mysteriously responded.
Well, we finally know what that thing was.
Johnson’s 30th birthday party fell on the exact same weekend DeGeneres was in Texas at an NFL game with former US president, George W. Bush.
Fans were quick to point out DeGeneres’ weekend plans on Twitter, with some users claiming Johnson’s “tone” during their awkward interview suggested she was calling the talk show host out for her friendship with George Bush.
ICYMI, DeGeneres divided the Internet back in October when she was photographed sitting next to Bush at the NFL game – some said she was setting a good example of tolerance and kindness, and others claimed their friendship was completely baffling and morally wrong.
Bush caused a stir during his presidency for wanting to amend the constitution to ban gay marriage and instructing the US army to enter into war with Iraq and Afghanistan due to beliefs they were harbouring weapons of mass destruction.
DeGeneres copped so much backlash for her playdate with Dubya she spoke out about it on her show. “I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different, and I think we’ve forgotten that that’s OK that we’re all different,” she said.
“Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I am not going to be friends with them. When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean only the people that think the same way you do. I mean be kind to everyone.”
So now we know why Ellen DeGeneres flaked out on Dakota Johnson it’s no wonder their interview was awkward as hell. It’s also no surprise DeGeneres wasn’t keen on revealing the real reason she didn’t turn up considering the criticism she copped the first time.
You know what they say, Ellen: honesty is always the best policy.