Ellen DeGeneres Fires Three Top Producers Amid 'Toxic' Workplace Scandal | 22 Words

Ellen DeGeneres has made the "emotional" decision to fire 3 of her top producers following the toxic workplace accusations.

What does this mean for The Ellen Show?

Where do we even begin with the whole Ellen DeGeneres scandal?

The infamous host of The Ellen Show has been batting off accusation after accusation over the last year it seems that the cracks are finally showing.

Those who have met the star have claimed that she is nothing more than another power-hungry, self-centered celebrity.

Which is certainly a far cry from the relatable and humble TV host we all know and love... Or we thought we knew and loved.

In recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.

Cracks have certainly begun to show, and rumors of the somewhat nastier personality behind the famous smiling blonde-haired, blue-eyed face have been intensifying.

And, this year, things have reached a breaking point.

Now, more than ever before, people have been turning against the star as detrimental stories continue to resurface.

Her past employees certainly haven't held back.

For example...

Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writer's strikes.

This Twitter user came forward with the story about Ellen's head writer, Karen Kilgariff. Karen was under Ellen's employment for 5 years until she took part in a writer's strike. Boom. Fired.

More scandal regarding her treatment of staff...

This woman claims that her friend used to work as a writer on the show and, in the whole 2 years of her employment, Ellen didn't greet her once. In fact, none of the staff were allowed to speak to the star of the show. Apparently.

Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her.

Wow, we really aren't worthy, are we?

Her veganism has also ruffled a few feathers in the past.

For a colleague's birthday, Twitter user Alison Freer was celebrating with a BBQ outside of the Warner Bros studios where The Ellen Show is filmed. However, Ellen was quick to shut down all the festivities by sending someone over to put a stop to the celebration, all because she doesn't eat meat. Not cool, Ellen.

Her compassion for animals strikes again.

Though it's great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn't bode well for her employees.

Ellen apparently hates her own fans...

And her own show! Who'd have thought it?

Quite predictably, these allegations have hit her already crumbling reputation pretty hard...

And, as a result, her ratings have taken a huge blow.

Before the allegations were made this year, Ellen’s ratings were consistently around 2.0 for her daytime slot...

With previous seasons of the show raking in an average of 4.5 million viewers.

But, last month...

The Ellen Show had its season-low rating of around 1.5.

Her ratings are continuing to decline...

So much so that, at one point in time, fans were convinced that the worst had happened, but the producers ended up confirming that the show is not going to be axed... Yet.

More and more allegations continued to arise from behind the scenes...

According to Buzzfeed News, 1 current employee, as well as 10 former ones have rallied around together to reveal their "truths" about the toxic culture behind the scenes of the show.

All the allegations were done anonymously...

But they revealed that it wasn't just Ellen that was the cause of the toxicity, there were also other bosses and managers that made their lives much more difficult on set.

A former employee told them that the "be kind" act was "bull****"

"That 'be kind' bullshit only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for the show. I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show."

One black woman who was part of the backstage team said she experienced "racist comments."

She was employed there for a total of eighteen months and in that time, she faced microaggressions and comments that made her feel uncomfortable.

She said that one of the top writer's said this to her:

"I'm sorry, I only know the names of the white people who work here." The employee also claimed a producer commented on her and another Black employees' hairstyles, allegedly stating: "Oh wow, you both have box braids; I hope we don’t get you confused." "Whenever I brought up an issue to my white male boss, he would bring up some random story about some random Black friend that he had and how they managed to get over stuff. He would use his Black friend as some way to say, 'I understand your struggle,' but it was all performative bullshit."

Since these allegations arose, it seems that action has been taken...

As reports came in last month that The Ellen Show is officially under investigation.

The show is being investigated for racism, mistreatment, and intimidation on set.

WarnerMedia, who own and syndicate the show, are the ones launching the internal investigation into what’s happening behind the scenes.

Things aren't looking good for Ellen, at all...

And it seems that the notorious host is cracking under the pressure.

Ellen has made the decision to fire 3 of her executive producers following these accusations.

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have all been ousted from The Ellen Show, Ellen announced on Monday via a video conference call.

According to sources, Ellen did this with a "heavy heart."

Apparently, the accusations have left the host "heartbroken", and the decision to fire her producers was an "emotional and apologetic" one.

The source went on to reveal that Ellen had some admitting herself to do.

She reportedly admitted on the call she was "not perfect" and that the show's leaders had not been sensitive to "human beings" as they instead focused on running the show as a "well-oiled machine."

She also admitted the show had alienated employees and guests by shifting shooting timetables at short notice...

And she made a promise that the show will move forward by sticking to agreed-upon timetables.

Nothing has so far changed for Ellen...

And long-running executive producers Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner, and Derek Westervelt, will continue in their positions on the show.

The future is still looking very uncertain for Ellen and her show...

And only time will tell to see if she will publically address these horrendous accusations. In the meantime, keep on reading to see why the internet is torn over a picture of Ellen and George Bush sat together...