In the last couple of months, sinister stories about Ellen DeGeneres' true nature have been circling her infamously "warm and bubbly" image like sharks.
And now, experts have come forward to reveal what exactly these stories could do for her all-important brand image, and it is pretty concerning...
For years now, rumors about Ellen DeGeneres' true personality have been rife.
via: GettyThough the television host appears to have a warm and bubbly demeanor while on-screen, her off-screen character is apparently a little less favorable.
Various stories that detail Ellen's true character have been circulating online for years.
via: GettyBut, in the last couple of months, things have reached a boiling point.
Though she has built her on-screen persona around being outspoken against injustice and generous to the needy...
via: GettyMany people have been claiming 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
And, over the years, people have started noticing.
via: GettyCracks have certainly begun to show, and rumors of the somewhat nastier personality behind the famous smiling blonde-haired, blue-eyed face have been intensifying.
Ellen's mask has slowly been slipping...Just take Dakota Johnson's painful appearance on The Ellen Show, for example, where the host rather childishly accused the actress of not inviting her to her Malibu birthday bash. Dakota had in fact invited Ellen, and when she challenged this, you could just see the panic in her eyes after being caught out. It makes for a cringe-worthy watch.
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.
Exposing the rich and the famous will never get old...
via: GettyAnd this has certainly been no exception. Keep scrolling to see a selection of tales told from behind the scenes of the real-life Ellen Show...
Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writers 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
She apparently holds little respect for her hard-working 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
There was also the time she bullied Mariah Carey into admitting she was pregnant on The Ellen Show.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank There was that time she bullied Mariah Carey into admitting she was pregnant https://t.co/Lp2d2aD0JI— JimmyP (@JimmyP)1584741875.0
And 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
And she apparently chooses someone new to "hate" every week.
@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
She's notoriously picky with her scripts.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank And E) If she doesn't like the monologue someone wrote that day, she'll drop it on the fl… https://t.co/mrDhB4AgXU— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725540.0
And, just to top it all off, 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
Okay, so the credibility behind these stories is a little questionable...
via: GettyAnd there were hundreds of them. But why would so many people come out to make up stories about one person? Food for thought.
Now, Ellen is yet to comment on these accusations...
via: GettyBut, even without her admitting or denying them, it is undeniable that they will have a detrimental effect on her brand image.
As stated earlier, Ellen has long branded herself around being warm and kind-hearted...
via: GettySo stories of this nature could have a devastating effect on her career.
And now, an expert has weighed in on the situation.
via: GettyBrand expert, Eric Schiffer, chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, told Fox News that all of these negative stories coming out about the host are going to be devastating for her brand, and that she will have a difficult time ever recovering from them in the public eye.
In a statement, he said:
via: Getty"The behavior that's been revealed about Ellen is rat poison to the Ellen DeGeneres brand."
He has predicted a rather bleak future for the star.
via: GettyHe continued: "When you have a brand like Ellen's leak information that is 180 degrees different than this facade she's been painting, it creates a dumpster fire on her image and it's like watching the Hindenburg."
And he even predicted how she may attempt to handle the backlash.
via: Getty"The way she'll bounce back is to put on even more phoniness and play the game." He then added that she will probably "surround herself with other celebrities, puppies, and babies to try to make light of things." Now, why doesn't that surprise us?
But Eric believes that a large percentage of her fan base has already been turned off from the host...
via: GettyBetween twenty to thirty percent, to be precise. So she's going to have to work extremely hard at repairing her image and her relationship with her fans.
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via: GettyKeep scrolling to read about the time she was seen hanging out with George W. Bush, and how it divided the internet...