‘That Wall Has Almost No Effect on Keeping Them Out’: DeGeneres Uses Finding Dory To Slam Travel Ban
On Sunday, while protests of Donald Trump‘s immigration travel ban raged across the country, he and his family sat down at the White House to watch Finding Dory. The star of that movie, Ellen DeGeneres, used her show today to talk about
the executive order and the proposed wall on the southern border the film.
The host said, “I don’t get political, so I’m not gonna talk about the travel ban. I’m just gonna talk about the very nonpolitical, family-friendly, People’s Choice Award-winning Finding Dory.”
She moved on to describe the film like this:
Finding Dory is about a fish named DOry and Dory lives in Australia. These are here parents. They live in America. I don’t know what religion they are but her dad sounds a little Jewish. Doesn’t matter! Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo and she ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. They all have to get over the wall and you won’t believe it but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out. … Even though Dory gets into America, she gets separated from her family. Other animals help Dory — animals that don’t even need her, animals that don’t have anything in common with her. They help her even though they’re completely different colors because that’s what you do when you see someone in need. You help them.
In the end, she said that’s what she hopes everyone who has seen the movie took away from it.
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