Amid the current investigation into The Ellen Show, several celebrities have revealed the terror that went on behind the scenes – and now a secret nickname for the presenter has come to light.
The infamous host of The Ellen Show has been batting off accusation after accusation… and now, the show is reportedly under investigation following reports of “mistreatment.”
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.
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.
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.
Now, more than ever before, people are starting to turn against the star as detrimental stories continue to resurface.
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.
And a word was never exchanged between the pair again.
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?
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.
Though it’s great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn’t bode well for her employees.
And her own show! Who’d have thought it?
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?
And, as a result, her ratings have taken a huge blow.
With previous seasons of the show raking in an average of 4.5 million viewers.
The Ellen Show had its season-low rating of around 1.5.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
She was employed there for a total of eighteen months and in that time, she faced microaggressions and comments that made her feel uncomfortable.
“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.”
These include beauty vlogger Nikkie de Jager, who called Ellen “cold and distant.”
Comedian Kevin T. Porter …
He worked alongside Ellen on Finding Nemo.
A pretty firm message here!
Not convinced that any of these apologies are genuine.
And the iconic “Actually, that’s not true Ellen,” interview?
As reports are in that The Ellen Show is officially under investigation.
WarnerMedia, who own and syndicate the show, are the ones launching the internal investigation into what’s happening behind the scenes.
A secret nickname for the star has come to light.
According to reports, Ellen is known to her staffers as “talk show Karen.”
Will Ellen ever shake off this diva reputation?
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