Betty White Throws Deliciously Elegant Shade at Homophobes and Hollywood Douchebags

Say “The Golden Girls” to any gay man with a sense of history and you’ll likely get a treatise on his five (maybe even 10) favorite episodes. It’s something Our Lady of Perpetual Goodness Betty White knows all too well, telling a radio host back in 2011:

“I think the gay community seems to like old ladies, they always have. And when we were on live with ‘Golden Girls’ on Saturday night they’d shut down the music, stop the dancing, watch the show, then turn the music and the dancing back on. We were very grateful and they’ve been dear friends.”

She’s been a vocal supporter of gay marriage for many years, too, once telling Parade:

“If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”

And like all good wines, cheeses and vintage Gibson guitars, White only gets better with age. In an interview this week with Larry King (yeah, he’s still doing that), she responded to a viewer who asked what she thinks about people who aren’t down with the cause:

“I don’t care whom you sleep with. It’s ‘what kind of a human being are you?’ I don’t understand [why people are anti-gay], it’s such a personal private business and it’s none of mine.”

She also, in an incredibly ladylike way, gave the side-eye to celebrity douchebags when she was asked if there’s anything about the entertainment industry that makes her sad:

“Some of the ingratitude … some of the people who get to a very good point and they don’t appreciate it. They think it’s coming to them, they think it’s their due. It isn’t. There’s always someone over there who can do it better.”

Bow before her, peasants. We’re all unworthy.

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