Ellen DeGeneres Is Named OUT Magazine's Entertainer Of The Year & Remembers Being 'The Punch Line Of Lots Of Jokes' After Coming Out!
Everyone loves Ellen DeGeneres.
So, it's really no surprise that the funny lady has been named OUT magazine's Entertainer of the Year. On Monday, the LGBT publication revealed that it had given the talk show host the great honor, and released her flawless cover.
But, it wasn't always easy for Miz DeGeneres to be openly gay.
The comedienne told the mag that she was laughed at quite a bit when she first came out as gay, admitting it was hard to stay positive about the ridicule:
"I was the punch line of lots of jokes. I laughed at some, but I realized there's somebody on the other side of them. It's cruel. I've never liked mean comedy, but that became even more important to me after I was the brunt of it."
The TV star's self-titled sitcom was canceled about a year after she opened up about her sexuality.
The 58-year-old confessed that she was concerned her career was over, since it took years for her now-successful talk show to get off the ground: