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Mark Ruffalo Slams Ellen Degeneres For Friendship With George W. Bush

Talk show host and daytime TV icon Ellen Degeneres has found herself in some hot water after defending an apparent friendship with former President George W. Bush. While many celebrities have rushed to her defense, Avengers star Mark Ruffalo is not here for it.

The drama started when Ellen was spotted at a football game sitting next to George W. Bush.

The two appeared to be friendly and laughing at multiple points during the game, which caused a bit of controversy among people who wondered how she was being friendly with someone with such starkly different political beliefs.

People were not happy.

One Twitter user wrote in response to someone saying that friendships can be formed with people who have political differences, "George Bush ran a presidential election on denying gays the right to marry and Ellen, well... she’s gay."

Ellen went on her show to defend herself.

"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. But just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m 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 that you do," she explains in the video.

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo is not having it.

Mark took to Twitter to slam Ellen's reasoning. "Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars—emotional & otherwise—inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness."

Mark isn't the only celebrity who hasn't rallied behind Ellen's explanation.

Actress Susan Sarandon shared this Tweet calling out Ellen's apology, and actor David Cross said, "It was neither, 'shut down', nor was it 'powerful'. It was weak, self-serving, dismissive and eye-opening."

There have been a lot of celebrities who support Ellen though.

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, and Reese Witherspoon are among the celebrities that have backed Ellen's 'kindness' message.

What do you think? Are you Team Mark or Team Ellen?