Ellen DeGeneres is certainly for gun control, but she didn’t demand to be surrounded by armed guards at an anti-gun rally.
A picture is circulating that shows the talk-show host in a crowd including police, but it wasn’t as claimed.
“This meme does not show Ellen DeGeneres at an anti-gun rally,” said fact-checker Dan Evon of Snopes.com.
“There is not one single definitive image of a gun. It was actually taken in Boston in August 2011, when DeGeneres was in the city to promote her show.”
The hoax-busting site quoted show info: “DeGeneres, who will take over Oprah Winfrey’s 4 p.m. hour on WCVB-TV Channel 5, spent the morning seeing the sights from a Boston Duck Tours boat, then danced for the thousands of fans who showed up at Quincy Market to welcome her to town.”
Others jumped on board the meme.
Allowing guns is keeping us safe. Did you see Ellen DeGeneres the other day at the anti gun rally? She brought 5 armed body guards.
— Rajuh Venkatachalam (@jaanu_rajuh) March 2, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres Attends Anti-Gun Event With Six Armed Guards! https://t.co/HULzm8IYSe
— chris deel (@cdeel3) March 2, 2018
I thought it was interesting anywho–Ellen Degeneres goes to an anti gun rally—-flanked by 6 armed guards…so much for the anti gun message..🙄
— Bruce (@BruceWallab44) March 1, 2018
Did Ellen DeGeneres really show up to an anti-gun raoly with 6 armed guards? That is incredible.
— Austin Slater (@austinslater) March 1, 2018
You don't understand. She's just so much more valuable than other human beings. She deserves the armed guards, unlike the worthless children.#EllenDeGeneres #GunControlNow #2ndAmendmentRights pic.twitter.com/8C0leubzor
— Hezerminator 🐸 (@Hezerminator) February 28, 2018
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