Ah Ellen DeGeneres. Now there's someone we should all follow in terms of sticking to your guns and let the chips fall where they may. I don't think I can point out one single "obnoxious, put out activist" thing she's ever said. Yet she manages to make her point as strong as anyone; by action, not demanding. She doesn't have to shout it in your face. She is fully commited to gay right's and all that and is somewhat of an icon for coming out like she did, yet I never saw her red faced, never saw her complain about her sitcom not getting continued, she just moved on and kept going fully commited to not change who SHE is. I admire her a great deal for that. Plus she is so funny it's not even funny
. And look at her now. She didn't get in front of the camera and say "they cancelled my show because I came out", she just went to work on the next thing. And now her daytime show is probably number 1 in its' slot. More people should be like that and not kneejerk so quickly when something doesn't go their way. She must imiplicitly understand that not only does change not happen overnight, but that you hurt your chances by throwing tantrums. Love that gal.