The #MeToo movement is only getting stronger.
Ellen DeGeneres joned the social media crusade in Thursday's episode of her talk show. #MeToo was started by Alyssa Milano, who tweeted, "If all women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote #MeToo as a status, we might give people a sense of magnitude of the problem." Millions have done just that, and DeGeneres is proud of them. "I think it's brave. I think it's important to speak out and not be shamed by anyone," she said. "It is not always easy, but we have to do that. That is why I posted and I will say it right now out loud—me too."
Though many actresses have made headlines for writing #MeToo as a status, DeGeneres said, "This is not a male thing or a female thing. It is not a Hollywood thing or a political thing. This is a human thing. And it happens in the workplace, it happens in families, it happens all over the world, and we are all the same. We all want the same thing—we want respect and love and kindness. And if I could have those three things—and a new iPhone 10—I would be complete."