Rumors about the true nature of the seemingly warm and bubbly Ellen DeGeneres have been circulating the internet for years… But now, an interview from The Ellen Show has resurfaced, and people are convinced that it shows “who she really is.”
This video really does not show Ellen in a positive light…
For years now, rumors about Ellen DeGeneres’ true personality have been rife.
Though the television host appears to have a warm and bubbly demeanor while on-screen, her off-screen character is apparently a little less favorable.
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.
Which, in itself, should be a hint at her true personality and values.
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, for many years now, a number of different former employees have been attempting to expose Ellen for who she truly is.
Her behavior is shocking.
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.
3. Staff weren’t even allowed in the same room as her.
Wow, we really aren’t worthy, are we?
Now this one won’t surprise anyone.
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.
5. The time she bullied Mariah Carey into admitting she was pregnant on The Ellen Show.
Okay, we all remember this one.
In an episode that made us all want to claw our eyes out, an uncomfortable Mariah Carey was quizzed by Ellen on whether or not she was pregnant. And, when the singer wouldn’t give an answer, Ellen wheeled out a bucket of champagne and pretty much forced a glass into her hand, stating,
“Let’s toast to you not being pregnant if you’re not pregnant.”
Not your finest hour, Ellen.
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 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.”
And this highly sensitive nose apparently means that people working around her have to take extra care with their smell… Including chewing gum from a bowl outside her office before speaking to her.
Some members of staff have even been asked to go home and shower. Now that’s just rude.
A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly “pick someone different to really hate” for no reason whatsoever.
And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day.
There isn’t enough money in the world that would ever encourage me to do that.
Thank you, next.
Though it’s great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn’t bode well for her employees.
Apparently, if Ellen isn’t impressed with a monologue, she will simply throw it on the floor and refuse to work with it.
All because Joan’s comedy was “the wrong kind”.
And her own show! Who’d have thought it?
This social media user claimed that her friend was once working in a restaurant where Ellen was dining.
She claims that Ellen attempted to get a waitress fired after she discovered she’d broken a nail. Ouch.
But, out of all these grotesque stories, there is one incident that is particularly dreadful.
Last year, actress Dakota Johnson appeared on The Ellen Show…
And what commenced simultaneously horrified and delighted viewers.
The host stated, “You turned thirty… And, um, how was the party? I wasn’t invited.”
The audience laugh a little awkwardly as Ellen defiantly stares at Dakota, clearly miffed that she wasn’t on the guestlist.
She had infact invited Ellen.
She said confidently, “No, that’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited. Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you… But I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited.”
Ellen looks incredibly uncomfortable at this…
And, as she grips tightly onto the arm of her couch, she stammers, “Well, who doesn’t want to be invited to a party?” In which Dakota responds with a casual laugh, “Well, I didn’t even know you liked me.”
“Of course I like you! You knew I liked you. You’ve been on this show many times, and don’t I show… Like?”
“But I did invite you, and you didn’t come.”
Ellen then plays dumb by questioning, “This time you invited me? Are you sure? How do you know… I don’t think so.”
And then, for the really awkward part…
Dakota points out, “Ask Jonathan, your producer.”
Ellen looks around desperately while attempting to string words together, “Was it… Was it…?”.
“You were out of town!”
In which Ellen says to Dakota, “Oh yeah I had that thing” before swiftly moving on.
It is the most unbearably awkward moment.
But people are loving it.
Especially in such a classy manner. You go, Dakota.
Ellen shouldn’t be allowed to put this kind of pressure on her guests, plain and simple.
It really shows the type of person she truly is.
It is simply awful.
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