Ellen DeGeneres is setting the record straight on what she means by "be kind." 

DeGeneres was spotted sitting next to former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers game over the weekend. Some criticized her for sitting next to and laughing with Bush. 

Laura & George Bush sitting with Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi is not something I expected to see at an NFL gamepic.twitter.com/AbWbhXd3RC

— Paid man gets bored (@cjzero)October 6, 2019

DeGeneres addressed the criticism in a clip for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, explaining the "whole story." 

"During the game, they showed a shot of me and George laughing together. And so, people were upset," DeGeneres said. "They thought, 'Why is this gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?'"

Yes, that was me at the Cowboys game with George W. Bush over the weekend. Here’s the whole story.pic.twitter.com/AYiwY5gTIS

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)October 8, 2019

DeGeneres went on to explain why. 

"I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have," DeGeneres said. "We’re all different and I think that we've forgotten that that’s OK."

"When I say 'be kind to one another,' I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do," she continued. "I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter."

Watch her monologue below. 

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