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Ellen's had one hell of a year - but it seems she is ready to turn over a new leaf. And one way she's starting over? A brand new hairstyle - but the internet isn't loving it.

Ahead of the premiere of the eighteenth season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show...

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Ellen has exclusively debuted a whole new look.

She shared an Instagram of her new hairdo.

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And it's quite a departure!

She's known for her signature side-parted do.

But this new look is altogether edgier.

The Ellen scandal has dominated news cycles of late.

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The infamous host of The Ellen Show has been batting off accusation after accusation.

When your entire personality is built on being nice...

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One small allegation can have things falling apart very quickly.

Which is exactly what seems to have happened.

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What started as a trickle of bad press, has become a flood.

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

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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.

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With BTS secrets of diva behavior, poor treatment of staff, and even more serious allegations have come to the surface.

It seems everyone knew about the real Ellen.

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Apart from her fans, that is.

Well, until now.

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Ellen's ratings are dropping as the world decides they can no longer back the star.

So how did it stay hidden for so long?

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Well, many fans are looking back over the series and asking the very same questions.

Because, as it turns out...

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Ellen has always been problematic!

As these clips prove.

And be warned - they make for some pretty uncomfortable viewing.

Let's start with her treatment of Sophia Vergara...

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Which has been pretty horrific over the years.

Vergara is known for her strong accent.

Which Ellen has found oddly hilarious over the years.

Ellen repeatedly mocked Vergara.

Offering to teach her new words and claiming her English had gotten "better."

She even did some extremely uncomfortable imitations of the star.

Not a good look, Ellen.

Here's a video of all of the clips.

Yikes.

The next unfortunate Ellen moment concerns a gift.

Something a fan sent to her.

It was a drawing of Ellen.

Alongside her wife Portia de Rossi.

But instead of being grateful for the gesture?

Ellen brutally mocks it, instead.

In fact, Ellen has an entire segment on the topic.

"Ellen Reviews Fans' Really Bad Gifts."

Mocking fans' kind gestures?

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Not cool, Ellen.

Another incredibly rude Ellen moment?

An uncomfortable vid has surfaced of her being incredibly unprofessional to a translator.

If this is any indication of how she treats her fans...

This really is not good.

Ellen has no shame in embarrasing her fans.

And she's done it time and time again.

Like this instance.

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When she pulled up old embarrassing Facebook pictures of a guest in front of a huge live audience.

Another problematic Ellen incident involves Mariah Carey.

She was interviewed on the show in the midst of some big pregnancy rumors.

Well, Ellen wanted to put an end to the rumors.

And she did it in the worst way possible...

Ellen has also been in hot water for her treatment of Cardi B.

It seems she just can't resist mocking her guests.

Like this comment on Cardi's fashion week outfit.

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As the old adage goes, if you haven't got anything nice to say ...

Or how about her roast of Jessica Simpson?

It seems Ellen just has no sense of good manners at all.

Erm, WTF?

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Who would say something like this?

Ellen has also asked awkward questions to Celine Dion.

And these came with a side of hypocrisy, too.

Berating Celine about her son's hair.

While, all the while, Ellen herself has a conventionally male haircut. What?

Viola Davis also suffered at Ellen's hands.

With the entire awkward encounter.

It seems Ellen will hit the lowest blow in order to get a laugh.

Even when it's not that funny...

Ellen delights in putting celebs on the spot.

Including Lady Gaga.

Who she accused of ghosting her.

While Gaga looks visibly uncomfortable...

Another horrific Ellen question?

That went to Drew Barrymore, who has been open about her lifelong struggles with addiction.

So Ellen came right out with this.

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Just a terrible, terrible joke to make.

Another fan shared this.

Ellen truly does come across as deeply unappreciative of her fans.

And who could forget this?

The interview that started it all.

"Actually, that's not the truth Ellen."

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Iconic.

In the wake of these unearthed clips and toxic workplace allegations...

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Ellen has shown she's changed.

Well, her hair, at least!

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She's debuted a brand new look on Insta. But it's safe to say many aren't keen ...

Here's the new look!

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