Everything you need to know about the controversy surrounding Ellen DeGeneres!
Ellen DeGeneres is known as the goofy, friendly and charming talk show host with her world-known motto “be kind.” Recent accusations by crew members and guests on her show have led to on going bad press and the revelation of her true persona.
The trend to expose Ellen DeGeneres for her true persona started in late March, when YouTuber Nikkie de Jager, also known as NikkieTutorials, said that during her appearance on Ellen’s show she was “cold and distant.”
Later in April, a Twitter thread surfaced asking for stories about Ellen being one of the meanest people alive. The tweet received almost 3,000 replies and more than 18,000 retweets. People responded to this tweet with their negative stories and experiences with the 62-year-old comedian.
After this thread went viral, Buzzfeed News published an investigation where one current and 10 former employees of The Ellen Show told their stories of the “day-to-day toxicity.”
One employee told BuzzFeed News the motto is “all for show” and it only happens when the cameras are on. Going on to say, “I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show.”
Furthermore, employees told stories about being subjected to racist micro-aggressions in the workplace, being told not to talk to Ellen around the office, being fired for taking medical leave and taking days off to attend family funerals.
WarnerMedia has placed The Ellen DeGeneres Show under investigation as of July 27. Recently, former employees have also spoken up about being subjected to sexual harassment and misconduct. Ellen responded by suggesting that the producers were responsible for the troubles the employees faced.
Celebrities are coming on to social media to stand with her and show their support for her such as Ashton Kutcher and Jay Leno.
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