Ellen, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, says that she has moved on from the bullying. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

 

Decades after losing her career because she came out as a lesbian, Ellen says she has forgiven the people who wronged her.  But Ellen hasn’t talked much about the personal attacks she faced from her colleagues at a time when Jerry Falwell was calling her “Ellen Degenerate” and Oprah, who appeared on Ellen’s coming out episode as her therapist, was called the n-word. “The bullying I endured [in Hollywood] after I came out made up for the lack of it during my childhood,” she told Good Housekeeping.

lgbtqnation.com: Ellen opens up on how Hollywood ‘bullied’ her when she came out

Featured image in header credits: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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