Why is everyone talking about it — The Ellen Show

Lawrence Kim
August 4, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The 42-year-old music artist took to Twitter on Monday with kind words about the embattled talk show host, whose show is in the midst of an internal probe from parent company WarnerMedia amid allegations of a toxic work culture rife with bullying, racism and sexual harassment.

However, sharing her experience on the show, the 'Roar' singer tweeted she only had "positive takeaways" during her time shared with Ellen and also on her show. It has also been said that Ellen herself doesn't practice the kindness that she preaches to viewers.

One person, at least, doesn't seem to think Ellen DeGeneres is mean.

"On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that the Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness - no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Sending you love & a hug, friend". Ellen Leaving, or Shown the Door?

"Ellen has made my life so much easier for me and other #LGBTQ people". I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she's one of the dopest people on the f****** planet.

Pop star Katy Perry has come to the talk show star's defence.

Months later, as the world locked itself down against the coronavirus pandemic and Ellen DeGeneres went viral (not in a good way) for comparing quarantine to jail, things blew up.

The dance-prone 62-year-old TV diva and host of her long-running namesake show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is now beleaguered by what her co-workers refer to as a "toxic workplace culture".

Last week, DeGeneres told staffers she was sorry about what was going on, in a memo addressing the ongoing controversy.

A woman who took more than one item, claiming it was for her sister at home, was invited to speak to Ellen and shamed on TV.

Responding to a People magazine report about Brad Garrett's tweet, Lea Thompson tweeted on Friday: "True story".

Actor Portia de Rossi defended Ellen DeGeneres on Monday after a social media campaign called for the talk show host to step down following reports of a hostile work environment for employees on set. The Arrested Development star spoke out on the workplace accusations for the first time on August 3, 2020, posting a photo to Instagram that read "I stand by Ellen" in the show's signature colors.

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