Ellen DeGeneres was awarded the Mark Twain Prize in Washington on Monday, an event in which she couldn’t help but taking note of the fact that the ceremony would be show on PBS stations.
“I’m happy to be part of your farewell season,” she quipped before an audience at the Kennedy Center.
Mitt Romney has called for ending federal funding for PBS, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
As she entered the Kennedy Center, DeGeneres also reiterated her support for President Obama and said, per Politico, “If you’re a woman, you should be very, very scared of that, for many
reasons. And obviously as a gay person he doesn’t believe in
me having the same rights, so of course I’m not happy about that.”