Even after Ellen DeGeneres issued what was supposed to be a heartfelt apology, stories of her mean nature keep appearing.
But now, a resurfaced tweet has given people some "proof" to the horrific claims plaguing the internet.
This could really be the end for the talk-show host but there's a huge twist in this story...
Could this be the end for Ellen's career?A resurfaced tweet has started fanning the flames surrounding the talk-show host's extensive list of "cruel" acts.
In this one, she claims to have had a "good day" after making someone cry...The tweet is pretty weird, to say the least, but if you look a little deeper, there's more to the story than what meets the eye.
But what we do know is that things have not been going well for Ellen in recent months.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."
For years now, rumors about Ellen's true personality have been rife.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.
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
In recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.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, this year, things have reached a breaking point.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.For example...
Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writer's 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
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
She also has no respect for her current staff.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?
Quite predictably, these allegations have hit her already crumbling reputation pretty hard...And, as a result, her ratings have taken a huge blow.
Before the allegations were made this year, Ellen’s ratings were consistently around 2.0 for her daytime slot...
But, last month...The Ellen Show had its season-low rating of around 1.5.
Her ratings are continuing to decline...
While we’re here... fuck Ellen Degeneres.— HeyBun’s Alt (@HeyBun’s Alt)1591286149.0
More and more allegations continued to arise from behind the scenes...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.
All the allegations were done anonymously...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.
A former employee told them that the "be kind" act was "bull****"
One black woman who was part of the backstage team said she experienced "racist comments."She was employed there for a total of eighteen months and in that time, she faced microaggressions and comments that made her feel uncomfortable.
She said that one of the top writer's said this to her:"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."
Since these allegations arose, it seems that action has been taken...reports are in that The Ellen Show is officially under investigation.
The show is allegedly being investigated for racism, mistreatment, and intimidation on set.
So, in light of all the backlash...Ellen herself has been forced to speak out.
The host has issued an apology to her staff working on her show.Ellen wrote a letter to her staff where she said that the culture behind the scenes was not a reflection of the values she started the show with and vowed to do better in the future.
And she had a lot to say...“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect," the talk show host wrote in a letter to her staff."
She continued:“Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show."
She went on to say that as the show grew, she was not “able to stay on top of everything."And “relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Cleary some didn’t."
She added this:“I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop. As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or – worse – disregarded. To think that any one of you felt that way is awful to me."
“It’s been way too long, but we’re finally having conversations about fairness and justice," she wrote.“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It’s important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so."
But it seems as though the apology hasn't been received as well as she hoped.While other celebrities such as Brad Garrett and Lea Thompson have already expressed their views of how Ellen needs to take responsibility for her actions, now a resurfaced tweet has come back to haunt her.
In the ill-worded tweet, she claims to have had "a good day" after making one of her employees cry.
@TheEllenShow https://t.co/vs9aivAdpO— 💉 🩸 b a g 🩸 💉PINNED TWEET FOR COMMISSION INFO! (@💉 🩸 b a g 🩸 💉PINNED TWEET FOR COMMISSION INFO!)1597764025.0
Of course, comments came pouring in...
@TheEllenShow did u push them down the stairs ? hold a g*n to their head ? how did u do it— chad (@chad)1597768876.0
But what people failed to realize was that context plays a big part in this.
@TheEllenShow I'm not defending anyone, but context matters, finding a tweet from 2009 and putting it in today's co… https://t.co/kNMVan54l5— Raz Shuty 🌱 (@Raz Shuty 🌱)1597771996.0
Many people came to her defense though, citing the reasons she made her employee cry.
@badboychadhoy @TheEllenShow Well, I just found this https://t.co/xJhyjhdRTi— Standard Faustie #BlueGeorgia (@Standard Faustie #BlueGeorgia)1597796390.0
There were a few people commenting a similar thing...But their comments were drowned out by the wave of other social media users referring to her other scandals.
Here's the original tweet:
I made one of my employees cry like a baby on today’s show. Honestly, it felt good.— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1244237719.0