Whatever happened to the good old days where we could fire a funny actress for being a lesbian? I remember back when Ellen DeGeneres first ‘came out’ and shocked us all with a lesbian confessional. America instantly responded with a “You’re fire” from coming into our homes at prime time.
But now, new reports show that Ellen Degeneres is unstoppable. People seem to not care that she is lesbian and only focus on her jokes and pleasant face. Somehow in America, lesbianism is just not as offensive and shocking as is used to be.
Perhaps this is why Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres have a new pilot named ‘The Smart One’ picked up by ABC. According to Yahoo! News:
DeGeneres’ wife De Rossi will star as “a brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl.and now big-city Mayor.”