Ellen took a moment during her opening monologue on The Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday to respond to anti-gay writer Larry Tomczak, who recently claimed she uses her show to recruit gay youth.
Tomczak’s blog post titled “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?,” published by the Christian Post last Thursday, accused Degeneres of “celebrating her lesbianism and ‘marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.”
“I don’t look at the tabloids or the Internet,” Ellen said Tuesday, “but I heard there was an article written about me and I would like to address it right now.” The 56-year-old host isn’t usually one to respond to her critics, but when she does, she makes sure to shut them down completely.
“The only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another,” she said. “That is the message I’m sending out. I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone.”
Ellen then ended with the following ‘hypnosis’ joke:
“Listen to the sound of my voice. Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself—the most important thing is to be true to yourself. The second most important thing is that you wear Ellen underwear and only Ellen underwear. Now, audience, look into my vortex and dance with me.”
Watch the segment below: