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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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16.

Jordan    

Liza in Reality Ellen's Joke did not Backfire, Your Response is what Backfired. Ellen Joke was FUNNY, You however are a DRAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

201 days ago
17.

NoBozo    

Liza has looked and acted like a drag queen for decades. This is no surprise and she has a habit of marrying gay men so what with the big attitude. Get over yer self old girl.

201 days ago
18.

Pat    

That wasn't funny at all, actually it was a mean, cheap shot. Ellen must have know the show wasn't going well so she started taking cheap shots.

201 days ago
19.

Yep    

Saw Liza in Vegas last year. She was late. Didn't move around that much, but was out of breath and sweating profusely during her performance. Horrible! Thank you, Ellen!

201 days ago
20.

Give me a break!    

Christ, its the drag queens that love her the most and actually keep her in the public eye. Lighten up sir.

201 days ago
21.

anne10    

I'd like to see some of these commenters' expressions if they were called out in front of millions of viewers and told they looked like a drag queen---even by a 'friend'. It was a hurtful remark made at the expense of Minelli. I'd also like to see some of the commenters when they are in their 60s--Cheap ridicule on Ellen's part.

201 days ago
22.

Rusty Shackleford    

wow, she's still alive?

201 days ago
23.

billybob    

Liza Minnelli is dead since 1998. What you saw here could be anything, an artificial life form for instance, or a undercover agent in a hooker costume, maybe it was Sacha Baron Cohen ?

201 days ago
24.

Chris    

If Ellen wanted to be truly mean, she would have said I've seen BETTER impersonators then the one here tonight.

201 days ago
25.

franklyspeaking    

She's a sensitive drug addict.

201 days ago
26.

powerfulStuff    

With the way them breast were sagging we know you're not a drag queen.

201 days ago
27.

katela    

When you -- dress like a drag queen; look like a drag queen; act like drag queen, you give up your right to be offended when someone makes the obvious joke.

201 days ago
28.

katela    

When you -- dress like a drag queen; look like a drag queen; act like drag queen, you give up your right to be offended when someone makes the obvious joke.

201 days ago
29.

Who Cares    

You can tell she was mad!

201 days ago
30.

TuxThePenguin    

I took Ellen's "drag queen" joke as a reference to all of the drag queens who dress up like Liza, not that she thought Liza was one...she's a drag queen icon.

201 days ago
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