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> Politics manifested as a talk show host, like Ellen Degeneris is fine.

Ellen wasn't a talk show host. Ellen was a sitcom character. Thanks for pointing out where you misunderstood. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-06-20-mn-5159-s...

Also works for that fictional character, as she's basically Ellen Degeneris anyways.

Nope. Ellen only came out two weeks before her sitcom character came out. The people watching the sitcom would not have known that Ellen was gay when they started watching, and Ellen certainly wasn't outspoken about gay rights at the time.

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