Over the weekend, President Trump instituted a travel ban, which led to refugees and other green card holders being detained in U.S. airports. Also over the weekend, there were reports of The White House screening Finding Dory. In her classy and ever-humorous way, Ellen had a few words to say about it all.
“I’m just gonna talk about the very non-political, family-friendly, People’s Choice Award-winning Finding Dory.”
DeGeneres went on to describe the plot of the film, explaining that Dory lives in Australia, while her parents reside in America.
“I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad sounds a little Jewish. It doesn’t matter,” DeGeneres explains, referencing the fact that President Trump’s ban discriminates against one religious group particularly.
Dory and her friends Marlin and Nemo eventually swim to American waters, DeGeneres continued, “and 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,” she states simply, followed by cheers from the audience.
“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 even 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. That is what I hope everyone who is watching ‘Finding Dory‘ has learned.”
Thank you, Ellen, for reminding us humans what the sea animals already know: kindness and decency win every time.
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