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Ellen Thanks Madonna for Helping Her Come Out of the Closet: VIDEO


On today's Ellen show, Ellen talked for the first time about words of support that Madonna had sent her when she was coming out of the closet and how much they meant to her at the time.

They also talked about the Super Bowl and Ellen got a Madonna corset.


On the Super Bowl:

The corset:

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    L-U-V-MADONNA! and once again, thank you for Ray of Light - that album completely affected me and helped me Come Out.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 29, 2012 5:32:11 PM

  2. I'm so old, I came out BEFORE "Everybody" and "Holiday."

    Posted by: Jerry | Oct 29, 2012 6:06:47 PM

  3. It was nice of Madonna to send Ellen support when she came out but it was a bit of a stretch when Ellen said Madonna's Superbowl performance was good. It was AWFUL and Madonna didn't even sing live ! It was a very embarrassing "performance."

    Posted by: Icebloo | Oct 29, 2012 6:08:15 PM

  4. Oh nonsense ICEBLOD. Embarrassing my ass. It might have been embarrassing if you'd done it but Madonna is the real queen and she'll be in grand form at 80.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Oct 29, 2012 6:16:40 PM

  5. Ellen has truly demeaned herself this time. Ellen needs to realize that Madonnna did NOT help gay men. In fact, female singers like Madonna - who faked their lesbianism to titillate sleazy straight guys - are the reason why openly gay or bisexual men are not accepted in the music scene.

    These female singers create the ILLUSION of acceptance but what they're really appealing to is sexist and homophobic men who don't like gay guys. At the same time, they're making a lot of money from gay men who stupidly think they are being "catered for".

    Consider this: ever since Madonna hit the scene about 30 years ago with her public dabbling in lesbianism, there has been a slew of similar female singers. Where are the male singers who do this? Why is homophobia towards men still so strong in the music industry?

    In fact, I want you guys - who worship Madonna - to name one openly gay or bisexual MALE singer from America who has hit number 1 since then? Can't think of one? That's because there isn't any.

    Don't fall for the Madonna illusion. It has impeded - not helped - the progress of genuine gay rights in America.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 29, 2012 6:19:06 PM

  6. Oh for Christ's sake Jason give it a rest. None of what you say is based in any fact. You're just making it up as you go along. You are like Sandy, just blowing a lot of air.

    Posted by: WOW | Oct 29, 2012 6:24:01 PM

  7. WOW,

    Everything I say is based on fact. There are a number of facts in my previous post.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 29, 2012 6:26:48 PM

  8. @Jason. How DARE you go against the tide! I tend to agree with your post. These are well-schooled businesswoman who know exactly how to pander in order to the line their back pockets with wads of endless cash. When I heard gaga signing "don't be a drag just be a queen" my stomach turned; how totally contrived. Besides, what other demographic provides them with flawless backup dancers?

    Posted by: Flitide | Oct 29, 2012 6:27:55 PM

  9. UFFDA- So well stated. You made me laugh. Right on!

    Posted by: john | Oct 29, 2012 6:29:49 PM

  10. From time to time JASON/RICK comes on here and spouts off about the music industry (among other things) as if he is some knowledgeable expert. He isn't. I get the feeling he tried to break into the industry at one time and was turned down and got his a*s handed to him. Or, he was embarassed auditioning for American Idol (probably one of the auditioners who think they are God's gift to music and turns out the are just terrible lol). Jason/Rick: get over yourself. Buying a Celine Dion CD does not make you an expert on the music industry.

    Posted by: WOW | Oct 29, 2012 6:30:40 PM

  11. Oh please! As if FLITIDE isn't you Jason? Give it up!

    Please PROVE these facts. Otherwise they are just opinion.

    Posted by: WOW | Oct 29, 2012 6:33:00 PM

  12. How these ridiculous people came to be standard-bearers, I can not fathom. They are very shallow and not very talented IMHO.

    I cannot forgive Ellen for her complete and total lack of financial support to help defeat Prop 8 in California. It will take a while longer..depending on what SCOTUS does.

    The "public" does have short memories.

    Posted by: Not Impressed | Oct 29, 2012 6:37:50 PM

  13. @WOW. This isn't the first time you've incorrectly assumed poster identities. It's tends to be the main ingredient of quite a few of your rebuttals. Be that as it may, I'm not Jason, but I agree with his opinion. Now, you can spend the next hour reviewing all the previous posts Flitide, jason, and Rick have ever made in support of your fictional opinion.

    Posted by: Flitide | Oct 29, 2012 6:39:30 PM

  14. It's indisputable that a host of female singers have publicly used lesbianism as a marketing ploy. We gay men have given them nunber 1's. Don't we realize that these women's marketing ploys play right into the hands of the very men who hate us? Talk about self-loathing in our community....

    You know, I'm still waiting to see if an American male singer is going to have a number 1 hit single with a song called "I Kissed A Guy" just like Katy Perry had one with "I Kissed A Girl". Will it happen? Pigs might fly.

    These female singers trade on the homophobic double standard which puts us men at the back of the bus.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 29, 2012 6:40:50 PM

  15. Fictional opinion? Please see most of everything Jason/Rick has posted for fictional opinion. When you align yourself with Jason's rants, you've got your own set of problems.

    @Notimpressed: How do you know what Ellen donated? Have you seen her tax records. Are you her accountant?

    Posted by: WOW | Oct 29, 2012 6:49:22 PM

  16. naysayers - feel free to give a visible face to your comments and opinions. youtube generation. feel something isn't being properly represented? represent it yourself.

    unless, of course, you're just anonymous miserable trolls.

    these women don't put men at the back of the bus. the only person putting you at the back of the bus is YOURSELF by refusing to stand up to be counted.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 29, 2012 6:51:33 PM

  17. Predictable troll Jason/Rick is predictable and exhausting. Just don't feed him and hope he dies off, be it by self-inflicted gunshot wound or otherwise.

    Posted by: MateoM | Oct 29, 2012 6:53:52 PM

  18. It's true that Madonna and others have take on certain identities as a marketing ploy but I will say that Madonna was the first (or one of the first) artists to give a large scale concert at Madison Square Garden in the 1980's where profits were donated to AIDS research. She also worked on a lot of AIDS fundraising efforts in the 1980's way before any other celebrity would even dare lend their name to the cause.

    Posted by: stevenavalos | Oct 29, 2012 6:54:13 PM

  19. Madonna and other female singers have - perhaps unknowingly - traded on a homophobic double standard which says you're hot if you're a lesbian but gross if you're a gay man. This is one reason why openly gay or bisexual American male singers have never had success in the US charts, and still don't 30 years afer Madonna arrived on the scene.

    How does it feel to be a gay male fan who enabled this homophobic double standard? I know that self-debasement is what some of you do during your spare time but to attempt to intellectualize it by claiming that Madonna is gay-friendly is patently ridiculous.....

    Posted by: jason | Oct 29, 2012 7:07:15 PM

  20. Dear Jason:

    Where have you been? You got away from us and we miss you. We hope you will drift back one day.



    Posted by: MATT | Oct 29, 2012 7:25:17 PM

  21. She is worth a half billion dollars but as far as I know, has never made a donation of any significance to any gay organization. Seattle's Macklemore did a moving song in support of marriage equality, which also helped raise money for the cause. Other than one AIDS benefit 25 years ago, Madonna has never done anything like that for us.

    Also, she promised to build a school in Malawi, raised money from other people, and then broke her promise. No school was built, although she managed to make a documentary about how wonderful she is to have offered to build it. Amazing that someone with that much money could not get a simple school built.

    Posted by: Tom | Oct 29, 2012 7:38:47 PM

  22. Jason, what the hell are you even talking about? Some gay studies b.s. from your community college course. Who the hell are YOU to say madonna did nothing for gay people. talk individually to madonna fans and hear their stories about how this woman who thumbed her nose at patriarchal authority and the catholic church inspired so many gays..myself included...to celebrate being who we really were.

    what on gods green earth any of this has to do with lesbians and gay pop singers and what the hell ever else you are excerpting from your freshman term paper is anybody's guess.

    You remind me of the queens who hate Obama and are voting for Romney, or the ones who criticized Dan Savage's It Gets Better Campaign...you will twist yourself into a pretzel trying to denounce someone gays respect because you feel obligated to be some pseudo-intellectual contrarian. You must trash anything popular in the gay community because in truth you have the utmost contempt for gays (that is quite obvious just based on your comments here).

    You must be a real hit at dinner parties, Eeyore.

    Posted by: Marc | Oct 29, 2012 7:45:43 PM

  23. 'In fact, I want you guys - who worship Madonna - to name one openly gay or bisexual MALE singer from America who has hit number 1 since then? Can't think of one? That's because there isn't any.'

    I dislike Madonna and her huge ego but this one is just too easy. Adam Lambert's Trespassing hit #1 at the Billboard 200. I think he's openly gay.

    Posted by: Syrax | Oct 29, 2012 7:52:48 PM

  24. Why do people still respond to Jason/Rick? Doing so is almost as stupid as anything that he might say---a big stretch. He goes by at least two names, and I think more. That's not the trademark of someone we call "sane." Give up on him.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 29, 2012 8:01:45 PM

  25. Adam Lambert? Adam has never had the success that fake bisexual female pop singers have had. His last album flopped.

    Don't deny that women have traded on titillation to get attention. They do it in the way they dress and in the way they behave, including sexually. And they've done it at our expense....

    Posted by: jason | Oct 29, 2012 8:11:28 PM

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