Ellen DeGeneres has been embroiled in her fair share of controversy these past few months as more and more shocking tales of her true personality continue to emerge.
But, during this ongoing pandemic, the TV host has reportedly left several members of her staff to struggle financially, and people are not impressed.
Keep scrolling to read more about the ongoing Ellen DeGeneres scandal, and to hear about what the public want to do about it and who they have in mind to replace her...
While Ellen DeGeneres has been cosied up in quarantine in her mansion...
via: YouTubeHer staff have been left to struggle with unnecessary pay cuts and, consequently, an uncertain future.
Sadly, this is one of the many controversial stories surrounding the infamous TV host...
via: GettyFor years now, rumors about Ellen DeGeneres' true personality have been rife... And let me tell you, they aren't pretty.
Because, though Ellen appears to have a warm and bubbly demeanor while on-screen...
via: GettyHer off-screen character is apparently a little less favorable.
Various stories that detail Ellen's true character have circulated online for years.
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.
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.
Twitter user, Kevin T. Porter, took to the social media platform with the task to expose the famous Ellen DeGeneres.
Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! 😊❤️ She’s also notori… https://t.co/vlJ6NIBOJq— Kevin T. Porter (@Kevin T. Porter)1584724324.0
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
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
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 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
There was 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 he 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
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
And 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
And 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
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.
Yet, despite all the bad press, she has been continuing her daily talk show from the comfort of her own home... Which has ruffled a few feathers.
via: YoutubeHer crew were reportedly "furious" due to the lack of communication regarding their pay. And the main stage crew, comprised of roughly thirty people, were kept in the dark about issues like pay and working hours for over a month.
But that's not even the half of it...
via: YoutubeThe crew found out that she hired an alternative tech company to help her broadcast daily from her home in California, meaning original crew members with the same skill set were out of work. Talk about a stab in the back.
And, what the producers revealed after a month of silence, was simply shocking.
@TheEllenShow @GavinNewsom Ellen, pay your employees. Your a fraud. You pretend you care but thats all fake. Phony you are.— Andrew Chiariello (@Andrew Chiariello)1587134660.0
Crew members revealed that the most upsetting part was the "lack of personal outreach" during this already distressing time.
via: TwitterOn top of all that, these employees found out that crew members from similar shows were being paid and treated far more fairly. Jimmy Kimmel has even been paying his crew out of his own pocket, while other shows such as TNT's Full Frontal, Last Week Tonight, and Desus and Mero were all being paid in full.
Understandably, people are outraged.And many have been taking to Twitter to call out the host for her disgusting behavior.
Many have pointed out her blatant hypocrisy...Only start telling us to be nice when you learn how to be nice yourself, Ellen.
People are done with her antics...
@thecarolemalone @things_royal These mega rich people are so detached from the real world. Ellen Degeneres is anot… https://t.co/mvPc2DfyW8— SoapsyAndSudsy (@SoapsyAndSudsy)1587321002.0