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Liza Minnelli

Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen ...

And it Wasn't Funny

3/4/2014 6:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Liza Minnelli didn't like the joke Ellen DeGeneres cracked about her at the Oscars ... suggesting she was actually a drag queen.

Liza and a male companion hit up Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Monday night ... and Liza made it clear -- Ellen's joke backfired big time. 

Liza's note to Ellen:  She should have stopped and acknowledged they were friends, but instead Ellen blew through to the next joke, so it sounded mean.

But Liza says she's sure Ellen was filled with the best of intentions.
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151.

RERE    

Sorry Liza but you spent YEARS abusing booze and drugs.
You look TERRIBLE and the face work didn't do you any good.

141 days ago
152.

DougDiPlacido    

That awful outfit--well rag--that Liza was wearing would be insulting to any respectable drag queen. Way too much dither over a joke.

141 days ago
153.

Dot    

Ellen owes Liza an apology. To me she is one of the untouchables who should ALWAYS be respected and not be the brunt of a silly a-- joke. She and mama Judy are icons and have given us soooo much. Love you Ellen but you blew that one.........

141 days ago
154.

RERE    

Sorry Liza but you spent YEARS abusing booze and drugs.
You look TERRIBLE and the face work didn't do you any good.

141 days ago
155.

walloopia    

Lisa get over yourself .

141 days ago
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Karvey Kardashian    

What I find interesting is the same people saying it's no big deal would be bent out of shape if someone made a gay joke about Ellen. How is one different than the other? It isn't except with people who are not impartial.

141 days ago
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leyland austrian    

ya mean she is not a drag queen ?

141 days ago
158.

OK    

Yawn!

141 days ago
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caroline    

Like Herman Cain once said a couple of years ago..."America needs to lighten up." Gheesh, you can hardly say ANYTHING anymore. It's ridiculous.... If Liza was Smart, she would have JUST LAUGHED! Laugh and play along for God;'s sake America., It''s long overrdo. ...Now by being "hurt," Liza brught even MORE attention to it.

141 days ago
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KimTx    

OMG, everyone is so ****ing sensitive these days. Can't say anything without offending someone. Who cares?! It's not serious. There's real stuff to be appalled over, not a joke that nobody even thought about afterwards. Geez.

141 days ago
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pootsa    

Ellen simply revealed her own jealous and angry resentment toward a woman who has been far more successful for decades than Ellen ever will be. As for Liza looking like a "drag queen", some would say Ellen looked like a bull dyke. She simply could not refrain from pushing her gay agenda once again. Well, Liza has done far more to help gays achieve equality, without turning into a man herself. Ellen is fast losing her charm.

141 days ago
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evesin0207    

Ellen is funny at times but she can be mean too. Liza has had an awful time in her life starting with her Mother and now with her addictions. Yes there are many drag queens who do her and pretty well but she doesn't deserve to be demeaned from Ellen. She is nearing 70 - how great is she supposed to look?

141 days ago
163.

Jan    

Liza, I hope you read this. I saw you live in the 8o's & you blew me away. I've never forgotten the power of your voice and prescense. You're a real star! The only reason idiot Ellen made that lame joke, is YES ziillions of people would love to look , sing & dance like you. You're a real class act...don't let that inapproptiate "jab" get you down. I'll never forget your long gorgeous legs...thanks for the memories!

141 days ago
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Patti Lagomarsino    

That's her sister laughing.

141 days ago
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Running Doe    

I think Liza looks good at her age

141 days ago
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