Ellen DeGeneres Addresses The “Toxic” Work Environment Allegations And Her “Rude” Behavior In Season Premiere
Earlier this summer, some people wondered if Ellen DeGenres would return to her ridiculously successful daytime talk show. The Ellen DeGeneres Show was slammed with several worrying workplace allegations.
Several people came forward to talk about the “toxic” work environment, and how producers on the show would treat employees like complete sh*t, even verbally abusing them at times. Basically, people said it was hell working on the show, which was shocking to most people because Ellen portrays such a wholesome and kind image.
But as you may remember, people went after Ellen herself as well, saying that she was actually a miserable human in real life. Claiming that she was incredibly rude to most people, even waitresses and assistants.
And during the season 18 premiere of her show on Monday, the 62-year-old host addressed all the issues and allegations.
As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres. My name is there. My name is there. My name is on underwear.
She said that her and her entire staff had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks and several changes have been made. Some of those changes included the removal of three executive producers. Ellen made it clear that it’s a “new chapter” for her show.
As for the personal allegations against her? Well, Ellen basically said she’s not perfect.
The truth is I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad; I get mad; I get anxious; I get frustrated; I get impatient and I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress, and I am especially working on the impatience thing. And it’s not going well because it’s not going fast enough, I’ll tell you that.
Ellen says that while she thinks she’s a good actress, she does not believe she’s good enough to fool millions of people for over a decade.
I’m a talk show host and you know that. But maybe some of you know that I was an actress. I’ve played a straight woman in movies. So, I’m a pretty good actress. But I don’t think I’m that good that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. This is me, and my intention is to always be the best person I can be. And if I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that. If that’s ever the case, I’ve let myself down and I’ve hurt myself, as well. Because I always try to grow as a person. I look at everything that comes into my life as an opportunity to learn.
How do you feel about Ellen? Do you believe she’s a monster? Or was this a case of the bored internet mob?