Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has applauded Olympian Bruce Jenner's courage in coming out transgender.

In a two-hour ABC News special broadcast last week, Jenner told Diane Sawyer that he identifies as female.

(Related: Bruce Jenner says he identifies as female.)

“Wow,” DeGeneres said of the interview. “I think what he did was incredibly brave.”

“It took a lot of courage to do that,” she told her audience. “It's very hard to reveal what you've been hiding. I know there's been a lot of jokes. I think when people are uncomfortable and they don't understand something, that's how they deal with it, they make jokes. It's very childish and I think those people are poo poo heads. I do.”

“You have to admire someone who's willing to risk ridicule and tell the truth. I mean, it's so much easier to live your life keeping a secret, because we all want to fit in. … Let's face it, the world would be a nicer place if we focused on what we had in common instead of what makes us different. Because we all want the same thing: We want love, we want acceptance, and we want the new Apple watch.”

“I hope we can all learn to co-exist and stop judging each other,” DeGeneres added. “Less judging, more dancing.”