Ellen DeGeneres has dubbed herself the “nation’s leading expert on gay” and she’s revealing which cartoon characters she believes are gay.
The debate began online, when fans were trying to figure out if Velma from Scooby Doo is gay.
“People online are once again debating whether Velma is a lesbian,” Ellen said. “So here are my thoughts. First of all, she’s a cartoon character so no one should really care about her sexuality. Secondly, just ’cause she wears those clothes and has short hair doesn’t mean she’s a lesbian.”
“And third, obviously, she’s a lesbian,” she added. “Come on. Velma, she’s on our team….She has short hair. She has thick glasses. She solves mysteries. She’s basically the Rachel Maddow of cartoons.”
She then decided to highlight other cartoon characters, beginning with Snoopy’s Peppermint Patty. “Let’s look at the evidence here. She wears Birkenstocks. Her name is Patty. Her best friend calls her Sir, which is short for Sir-iously gay,” Ellen said.
Other cartoon characters she touched upon were Spongebob SquarePants, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and more.
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