Apparently, Ellen DeGeneres wasn't the only one who received vitriolic backlash after she came out.
Oprah Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter that after appearing in the infamous "puppy episode" of Ellen, in which DeGeneres' character Ellen Morgan revealed her sexual orientation, Winfrey received hateful letters and phone calls.
"It always turns to race. I got all of the, 'N-----, go back to Africa. Who do you think you are?"" Winfrey recalled.