Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres used her talk show and her film Finding Dory to slam American president Donald Trump’s misguided new Muslim travel ban that he signed on Friday which caused travel chaos over the weekend and led to worldwide condemnation.
On Ellen, seen weekdays on M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:00, she used Finding Dory to explain why she doesn’t agree with the way in which Donald Trump is banning Muslim refugees and immigrants entering America.
Ironically, Donald Trump watched the film over the weekend in the White House with his family after banning immigrants and refugees from several Muslim countries and nationalities from entering America.
M-Net is just one day behind America with the current 14th season of Ellen episodes, South African and African viewers who will be able to see her speech of yesterday this afternoon on M-Net.
“If you haven’t heard, this is what happened over the weekend. On Friday the president gave an order banning people from seven countries from entering the United States, including people with green cards,” said Ellen.
“Then on Saturday, the president screened Finding Dory at the White House. I don’t get political, but I will say that I am against one of those two things.
“Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory. Dory lives in Australia and these are her parents, and they live in America. And I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad sounds a little Jewish. It doesn’t matter.
“Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo. She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. They all have to get over the wall and you won’t believe it, but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out,” said Ellen.
“Even though Dory gets into America, she ends up separated from her family, but the other animals help Dory. Animals that don’t even need her. Animals that don’t have anything in common with her.
“They help her, even though they’re completely different colours. Because that’s what you do when you see someone in need – you help them. So that is what I hope everyone who’s watching Finding Dory has learned.”
Watch the full speech here:
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