Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres slams Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban on her talk show, using Finding Dory: 'When you see someone in need - you help them'.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres used her talk show Ellen and her film Finding Dory to slam American president Donald Trump's misguided new Muslim travel ban which he signed on Friday and caused travel chaos over the weekend and led to worldwide condemnation.
On Ellen, seen weekdays on M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:00, Ellen DeGeneres 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 Finding Dory 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 now just one day behind America with the current 14th season of Ellen episodes, with South African and African viewers who will be able to see Ellen DeGeneres' speech in Tuesday's episode on Wednesday afternoon.
"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 DeGeneres.
"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 DeGeneres.
"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 colors. 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."
On Monday Donald Trump fired America's attorney general and career prosecutor Sally Yates because she told the Justice department not to defend Donald Trump's Muslim immigration ban.