Amid the highly publicized Ellen DeGeneres scandal, yet another accusation has surfaced about the disgraced talk show host...
And it could very well be the worst yet.In the last couple of months, we have seen countless tales and allegations be made against DeGeneres who, up until quite recently, was regarded as one of the nicer figures in Hollywood.
Now, these allegations didn't come as much of a surprise to most of us...Because, for years now, rumors about Ellen's true personality have been rife. Though 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.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 are starting to turn 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.
@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
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
Ellen apparently hates her own fans.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Comic I know became friendly with her, said she openly expressed her deep disdain for her… https://t.co/f5hFuC9CL1— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell)1584725118.0
She also has no respect for her current staff.In a recent, rather 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?
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...
But, a couple of months ago...The Ellen Show had its season-low rating of around 1.5.
Her ratings are continuing to decline...
While we’re here... fuck Ellen Degeneres.— HeyBun’s Alt (@HeyBun’s Alt)1591286149.0
Since these allegations arose, it seems that action has been taken...reports in July claimed that The Ellen Show was officially under investigation.
The show was investigated for racism, mistreatment, and intimidation on set.
And, in light of all this backlash...Ellen herself has been forced to speak out.
The host issued an apology to her staff working on the show.Ellen wrote a later to her staff where she said that the culture behind the scenes was not a reflection of the values she started the show with, and vowed to do better in the future.
She had a lot to say...“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," the talk show host wrote in a letter to her staff.
She continued:“Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show."
Ellen went on to say that as the show grew, she was not “able to stay on top of everything. “And “relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t."
She added...“I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop. As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or – worse – disregarded. To think that any one of you felt that way is awful to me."
“It’s been way too long, but we’re finally having conversations about fairness and justice," she wrote.“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It’s important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so."
But, despite her grovelling apology...Yet another accusation has arisen, and it could very well be the worst yet.
A former staffer has come forward with a grim insight into life on The Ellen Show...In which it was compared to a "military boot camp."
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the former employee recalled how Ellen would "take pleasure" in firing staff members...As well as barking orders and tormenting employees over tiny errors.
Her alleged behavior sounded simply unbearable.According to the source, workers were hit with an itemized daily list of gripes from serving food in the wrong bowl, leaving the salt shaker in the wrong place, or failing to ensure her latte was frothed the way she liked it.
"Ellen was the worst person that I’ve ever met in my life. She takes pleasure in firing people."
The source continued:
"Sometimes she would yell at us but it was more about the incredibly condescending tone she would use. She treated you like you were nothing. She was going to torture you and you were just going to sit there and listen to it because you were being paid."
The former employee also alleged that DeGeneres would even "leave traps" around her home before she left for work...Strategically leaning matchsticks behind cupboard doors and cushions to test if cleaners were dusting every square inch of her sprawling residence.
Of course, many staff members didn't last very long in DeGeneres' employment...
Be kind, unless you're @TheEllenShow. She's not kind with her staff— Cadusa 🏳️🌈 socialista (@Cadusa 🏳️🌈 socialista)1599611559.0