Ellen Degeneres as a Gay Icon
“It is excessively early to analyze the historical significance of Ellen DeGeneres’s coming out. yet this chapter can be a starting point for research workers to see long-run attitude displacements in this society about homosexualism. ” — the April 14. 1997. Time magazine. In this cover article of Time
She has won infinite awards. has a hit talk show. and even has her ain drive at Epcot ; Ellen DeGeneres has revolutionized how society views/normalized the LGBT community. Her talk show was canceled after she came out ; she spent 3 old ages off from the limelight and came back to welcoming fans. Her nuptials to Portia de Rossi in ___ was widely covered __by the media. This was one of the first times a celebrity’s homosexual matrimony was celebrated. She presently has a # _ talk show. with an norm of _ viewing audiences. Thesis: Ellen DeGeneres’ casual attitude about her gender has allowed her to retain her fan base. despite the opposing positions on the topic of homosexualism. After the credence of Ellen as openly homosexual. we saw a society acknowledging that such credence as the respectable attack. with judgement against homosexualism as the out-of-date point of view that now longer applies. **cite yahoo**
Historically. homosexualism has gone up and down in the tolerance of society. with it being extremely tolerated in ancient societies. yet they faced much bias at other times. even merely a few coevalss ago. In fact. homosexualism has been viewed so negatively and given so small societal credence in our society that it has been merely within the past few coevalss where any tolerance has been achieved. So. when Ellen DeGeneres came out on April 30th. 1997. her fans were surprised. but grew uninterested rapidly due to the media’s repeat of the narrative. Her telecasting show was canceled. and she stayed out of Hollywood for three old ages before returning to a fan base that was now ready for her new talk show. Before Ellen and Portia. the large homosexual “wedding” was in 2005 between Sir Elton John and David Furnish. which was a private. 20-minute civil brotherhood ceremonial. Rock Hudson
The media is the most powerful vehicle to alter society attitudes and when shows like Ellen. and Will and Grace became popular. so did the credence of the homosexual life style. Since so there has been so many issues in political relations. jurisprudence. and household. that our society has become more accepting.