I have long been a fan of Ellen. She is both funny and self-deprecating. Even after she came out, now over a decade ago, she hasn’t politicized her identity as have many openly gay performers in the public eye. She just seems very comfortable in her own skin.
Her sexuality is, as it should be, incidental to her public persona.
Anyway, while working out today at the gym, I caught her on a commercial for Cover Girl makeup. I guess that makes her a lipstick lesbian now? I also thought of Ellen as a no-makeup kind of gal.
Whatever the case, Ellen’s becoming “the new face of Cover Girl” is just one more sign of how far as we’ve come as a society. (Following the link and note her reflections on lip liner. . . .) A celebrity can come out as or lesbian and still be featured in ads for a number of corporations.
(This was announced back in September and the campaign began last month.)