Liza Minnelli `not upset` by Ellen DeGeneres`s hurtful Oscars gag

Melbourne: Liza Minnelli has revealed that she wasn`t upset by Ellen DeGeneres`s controversial joke at the Oscars.

The 67-year-old American actress said that the joke didn`t upset her and she believes that the 56-year-old television host didn`t mean any harm, a website reported.

The daughter of singer and actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli felt that the American stand-up comedian went a little astray but added that she is a wonderful lady and did great as the Oscars host.

DeGeneres has been accused of being transphobic after pointing to Minnelli in the crowd during her Oscars opening monologue.