As her ratings plummet and sinister stories of her true nature circulate, it seems that the once-popular Ellen Degeneres has been well and truly knocked off her pedestal.
The latest in a string of horror stories to come to light about the host has seen someone dig up a "racist" post she made about Usain Bolt.
Keep scrolling to see the tweet for yourself, and how Ellen responded to the backlash...
Ellen DeGeneres isn't having the best year, is she?
via: GettyFor the last couple of months, the general dislike of the infamous TV host has been on the rise as more and more people begin to slowly turn against her.
Rumors about Ellen's true personality have been rife...
via: GettyThough she has built her on-screen persona around being outspoken against injustice and generous to the needy, many people have claimed that, in real life, she is quite the opposite.
Those who have met the star have claimed that she is nothing more than another power-hungry, self-centered celebrity.
ellen's whole thing about treating everyone with kindness only applies to people in her specific tax bracket, based… https://t.co/VXYccrutpJ— The Grinch (@The Grinch)1570713430.0
In recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.
via: GettyCracks have certainly began to show, and rumors of the somewhat nastier personality behind the famous smiling blonde-haired, blue-eyed face have been intensifying.
Evidently, people who know the host have been growing tired of her flawless persona...
via: GettyAnd, for many years now, a number of different former employees have been attempting to expose Ellen for who she truly is.
These employees certainly haven't held back.
via: GettyHer behavior is shocking, and now, more horror stories have surfaced that have had a huge impact on her ratings...
Firstly, stories of Ellen's reactions to writers strikes have raised a few eyebrows.
@KevinTPorter @JesseThorn @LAFoodBank Karen Kilgariff was her head writer for 5 years until the writers' strike. Wh… https://t.co/M7ULrjAlqb— J. Fisher (@J. Fisher)1584724944.0
More scandal regarding her treatment of staff...
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank My friend wrote for the Ellen Show for two years and told me Ellen didn’t greet her once.… https://t.co/rOK2u9C3mr— Cathy Messier (@Cathy Messier)1584724649.0
Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Some friends who work /worked on her show said many of her staff members weren't allowed… https://t.co/ujfdvB1t7A— MKB (@MKB)1584724529.0
Her veganism has also ruffled a few feathers in the past.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Was wrking on a show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was our showrunner's 50th Bday. Cat… https://t.co/1tYwIRknJ9— Alison Freer ✂️ (@Alison Freer ✂️)1584732667.0
She reportedly sacked someone for talking to her too much.This Twitter user came forward with a damning story that, after a mildly autistic employee talked to and simply looked at the host too often, he was fired.
Ellen doesn't want any of her celebrity buddies to mingle with the common folk.Ellen has notoriously sucked up to the rich and famous for years, and apparently she wants to keep them all for herself. When Russell Brand wandered into the employee break area to chat with the crew, Ellen apparently got quite irritated and told him that he "doesn't have to interact with these people."
She has a "sensitive nose".
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank A) She has a "sensitive nose" so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office be… https://t.co/gWOvzUW3dI— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725127.0
She apparently chooses someone new to "hate."
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank B) A new staff member was told "every day she picks someone different to really hate. It'… https://t.co/pA7wtNI1Xh— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0
Staff members are reportedly encouraged to cheer her up when she's in a bad mood.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank C) When she's in a bad mood staff members were highly encouraged by upper management to g… https://t.co/U7G8k0wLw3— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725283.0
Her compassion for animals strikes again.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank D) She cares about animals which is good but so sensitive for example if someone tried to… https://t.co/xuFBexYB5j— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725438.0
And, reportedly, she has no respect for her current staff.
via: YouTubeIn a recent, weird segment on her talk show, the sixty-two-year-old rated her staff's babies after telling us "my staff [have] a lot of beautiful additions to their families. Clearly they had to be rated." Did they Ellen? Did they really?
It seems that there is no end to the Ellen-themed horror stories...And as a result, her ratings have taken a huge hit.
Before the allegations were made this year, Ellen’s ratings were consistently around 2.0 for her daytime slot...
via: Getty ImagesWith previous seasons of the show raking in an average of 4.5 million viewers.
But, in a drastic turn...
It's a slippery slope.
via: Getty ImagesAnd there seems to be no end to the sinister stories about the once-beloved host.
And the latest in the string of horror stories has seen the star branded as being racist.
via: Getty ImagesA tweet she posted from 2016 about Usain Bolt has resurfaced again, and fans have been left disgusted.
The tweet included a photoshopped image of Ellen riding on Bolt's back.
This is how I’m running errands from now on. #Rio2016 https://t.co/gYPtG9T1ao— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1471297641.0
But people were completely offended by the imagery she used."Because you haven't been riding on black people's backs for 500yrs in America," wrote one furious user.
Another user raised this important point for those who don't see anything wrong with the tweet.
Honestly seeing Black folks defend that Ellen photo of Usain is depressing. "she was just saying he is fast" Oh yea? https://t.co/rE1YGIPpIu— Leslie Mac (@Leslie Mac)1471366950.0
Some fans dismissed the criticism, however.
I am absolutely baffled by the people currently calling Ellen DeGeneres racist because she, more or less, called an Olympic sprinter fast.— one of many jeffs (@one of many jeffs)1471305602.0
Following the backlash...
via: Getty ImagesEllen clapped back at those accusing her of being racist.
Here's what she had to say:
I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am.— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1471362586.0