ELLEN DeGeneres broke down in tears during her Instagram video yesterday as she said “it’s not a fair world” in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The talk show host, 62, was visibly upset as she admitted that she didn’t “know what to say” days after CNN’s Don Lemon urged her and other charitable A-listers, such as Oprah and Jane Fonda, to take a more vocal stance on the issue.
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In light of the current climate, Ellen, who has been posting photos in support of the protests, took to Instagram to speak directly with her 89.6million followers.
She said: “So, I have been posting my thoughts and my stance, on this, but I haven’t spoken directly because I don’t know what to say.
“I am so sad, and I am so angry, and, I know I’m not going to say the right thing, and I know that there are gonna be a lot of people who are gonna be, in disagreement with what I say.
“But, I have a platform and I have a voice, and I have always stood for equality, I have always wanted to be a voice for people who felt like they didn’t have a voice.”
Taking several pauses, she continued: “Because I know what that feels like, and maybe you don’t agree with how it’s coming out, but you have to understand it, and then we can heal it.
“I just… I’m just…so sorry, that it’s come to this. I really don’t know what to say other than, this has gone on way, way, way too long.
“People have gotten away with murder, and that’s what’s happening.”
Adding: “So we’ve gotta see fairness, and we’ve gotta see justice for all, because right now this is not a fair world, not at all, I don’t know if it will ever be completely fair.
“But we have a long way to go to even get close to being fair. And if you don’t understand this, then you have never felt as though you weren’t heard or that you weren’t equal.”
The comedian concluded the video by pledging that everyone find “peace and communication”.
In the caption of her post, she urged her fans to “sign a petition. Make a donation. Get informed. Make a phone call.”
The TV star is one in a number of high-profile famous faces who have come out in support of the protesters over the death of George Floyd.
There have been protests across the country since video footage in Minneapolis last week showed a white officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on George’s neck.
The former truck driver came under arrest after a deli employee called 911 and accused him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.
The 46-year-old died moments later after telling the arresting officers, Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, that he couldn’t breathe.
Ellen’s emotional appearance comes after she faced a string of embarrassing accusations that she’s “mean” to staff and fans.
The talk show host first came under fire in March and then again as an angry ex-staffer claimed that all the recent reports of her “rude” demeanor are “true.”
The latest story surfaced after a former bodyguard branded the multi-millionaire “cold.”
But Ellen has publicly ignored the claims and instead has continued to plug her show EllenTube in lockdown, also sharing updates on her charitable ventures.
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