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Ellen DeGeneres 'Hit Rock Bottom' After Coming Out as Gay

"I was the punch line of lots of jokes. I laughed at some, but I realised 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," Ellen DeGeneres told OUT magazine

  | November 02, 2016 15:12 IST (London)
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Highlights

  • Ellen came out as a lesbian in an interview in 1997
  • She was the 'punch line of a lot of cruel jokes'
  • 'I was at rock bottom and out of money,' said Ellen
TV host Ellen DeGeneres hit rock bottom after she was made fun of for coming out as gay.

Ellen, 58, was the "punch line of a lot of cruel jokes" when she came out but is feeling more positive about life now, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I was the punch line of lots of jokes. I laughed at some, but I realised 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," Ellen told OUT magazine.

"If this isn't an example of 'it gets better', I don't know what is. Time is a strange thing. I was at rock bottom and out of money, with no work in sight, but one step at a time, it gets better. It gets much better than better," she added.

Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in an interview with Time magazine in 1997.

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