This week, talk show host/goddess Ellen DeGeneres was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but there was a slight hiccup when she showed up at the White House for the ceremony. Turns out Ellen forgot to bring any sort of ID, and the security guards were not amused.
If you think this is a joke, not quite. Ellen tweeted a photo of herself chilling on a park bench ten minutes after she was supposed to be inside, saying that they hadn’t let her in. Luckily, someone who’s not a fucking moron figured it out and came to get her, so she didn’t have to miss the ceremony after all.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 22, 2016
This was President Obama’s last Medal of Freedom ceremony, and other honorees this year included Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, and SNL creator Lorne Michaels. After getting their medals, they all filmed a mannequin challenge video, because this is America in 2016 and why the fuck not?
So yeah, forgetting her ID worked out okay for Ellen, but you probably still need to bring a wallet to the bar. You might feel like a legend, but the President isn’t giving you a fucking medal anytime soon.