Rumors about the true nature of the seemingly warm and bubbly Ellen DeGeneres have been circulating the internet for years but only now are people choosing to pay more attention to them.
A clip has resurfaced from 2008 showing Ellen "forcing" Mariah Carey to reveal her pregnancy in the most brutal way, and fans aren't happy...
For years now, rumors about Ellen DeGeneres' true personality have been rife.
via: GettyThough 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
Ellen loves nothing more than to befriend the rich and the powerful...
via: GettyWhich, in itself, should be a hint at her true personality and values.
And, in recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.
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.
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.
These employees certainly haven't held back.
via: GettyHer behavior is shocking, and a retro video from the early days of The Ellen Show with Mariah Carey have left fans outraged. But firstly, let's see what her former employees had to say...
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. Her veganism has certainly 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
5. 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.
6. 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."
7. 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
8. She apparently chooses someone new to "hate."
@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
9. 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
10. Her compassion for animals strikes again.Though it's great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn't bode well for her employees.
11. 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
12. She reportedly refused to pay tribute to Joan Rivers...
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to… https://t.co/260goyyiLO— Brett Ashley Hawkins (@Brett Ashley Hawkins)1584732452.0
13. 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
14. She tried to get a waitress fired. Apparently.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank I can’t vouch for anything being “real” if it didn’t happen to me, but this is as close a… https://t.co/lRLzTDOmn5— Carrie Poppy, Interested Party (@Carrie Poppy, Interested Party)1584725028.0
15. She has no respect for her current staff.
via: YouTubeIn a recent, 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?
She listed her staff's newborns and gives them all a numerical number.
via: YouTubeShe began to score her e-commerce manager’s baby girl named Bo: "Well, she looks a little confused which is a very appropriate expression right now so that’s plus eight points. She doesn’t have any products from out Ellen Shop by her, so that’s minus two points."
But then she said awarded the baby with twenty points saying all the merch was sold...
via: YouTubeI guess that makes it okay then?
She continued on her rating spree.
via: YouTubeThe next baby in the line up was her executive producer Derek’s grandson, named Javi: “Derek had that same look when we told him he had to figure out how to shoot this show via Zoom. The family resemblance is plus six points. I’m mad that I can’t pinch his little fat rolls while we’re in quarantine so that’s minus two points," Ellen said.
But in true Ellen fashion, the highest score didn't go to a baby...
via: YouTubeIt went to a dog, in particular, her associate producer’s "baby" called Gambler. People just weren't on board with this idea at all.
Twitter exploded with outraged comments...This user referred to it as "disturbing."
While this user described her behavior as "mean."
@TheEllenShow This is mean. I have felt for a long time that your obsession to scare people and then laugh at them… https://t.co/KyQ1W7Jhhf— patty weinmeister (@patty weinmeister)1590494821.0
But the clip that has gotten everyone talking dates all the way back to 2008...
via: YouTubeMariah Carey was the guest of honor on The Ellen Show, and now that people are looking back on it, they are finding themselves feeling horrified over Ellen's treatment of the singer.
Ellen is seeing persistently asking Mariah, "Are you pregnant?"
via: YouTubeTo which the singer responds with, "I don't discuss that!"
Rather than respect the fact that Mariah doesn't want to discuss her personal life, Ellen decides to get crafty...
via: YouTube"Okay, you don't have to answer that... but let's toast with some champagne!" she says as she grabs a bottle of the alcoholic beverage along with 2 glasses.
"I can't believe you did this to me," Mariah says as Ellen pours the champagne.
via: YouTube"What?" Ellen asks in mock confusion, "I'm not gonna ask you if you're pregnant."
"Let's toast to you not being pregnant!"
via: YouTubeThen, unbelievably, Ellen forces a glass of champagne in Mariah's hand and says "go ahead!" when the singer is clearly trying to dodge drinking the alcohol.
Mariah then says it's too early for her to drink, in which Ellen cheers and says "you're pregnant!"
via: YouTubeEven though the audience is laughing and cheering, the way in which Ellen is behaving towards her is nothing but manipulative and controlling.
She blatantly forced Mariah to admit to her pregnancy, even though she clearly wasn't ready to go public with her personal news...And to make things worse, just weeks after her appearance on the show, she sadly suffered from a miscarriage.
The only time Mariah spoke about her experience on The Ellen Show was when she announced her pregnancy in 2010.
via: GettyShe said at the time, "Yes, we are pregnant, this is true! It's been a long journey. It's been tough, because I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy."
She also spoke of her miscarriage...
via: Getty"It kind of shook us both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult. When that happened ... I wasn't able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy."
Of course, former Ellen fans have been left outraged over the way she treated Mariah on the show...
Everyone is surprised that Ellen DeGeneres is a cunt but did we all forget when she asked mariah carey r u pregnant… https://t.co/kWk1eOThDY— 🤠 BLM (@🤠 BLM)1590237653.0
There's no denying that Ellen's behavior in this clip was nothing but manipulative...
I'm happy people are coming forward about Ellen DeGeneres. Just because she gives out gifts doesn't mean she's a ni… https://t.co/tpDElWEyWu— 🍂 Emily 🍂 (@🍂 Emily 🍂)1587563570.0