Ellen DeGeneres has addressed the allegations of nasty attitudes and bad environment on the set of the talk show, there are still some reports saying that DeGeneres is unable to win back the hearts of her loyal fans.
In recent months, DeGeneres and her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been involved in a lot of drama. There have been various complaints including bullying, racism, dirty attitudes, toxic work environment, and everything in between.
While the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the guests, former employees, and even the current employees of DeGeneres are putting allegations on the host of promoting a toxic work environment. This all began when some crew members claimed that Ellen abandoned them between the pandemic and didn’t give them any pay or notice.
Ellen DeGeneres had created her image as a very kind and sweet person, but the rumors say that the host was a real-life mean lady. While speaking to BuzzFeed News, a former employee said, “They pull on people’s heartstrings; they do know that’s going to get likes and what people are going to go for, which may be a positive message, but that’s not always reality.”
As the number of people that put allegations of toxicity is increased, DeGeneres and her producers came forward to address these claims. On July 30, 2020, the talk show host had come up with a statement.
As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been ready to stay on top of everything and relied on others for doing their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to making sure this doesn’t happen again, DeGeneres said.
The American comedian later again confronted the issue on her season premiere, she understands that the things which took place here didn’t need to happen. She is now serious about the accusations and says sorry to people who were affected. She also understands that she has all privilege and power and with them also comes responsibility and she takes the responsibility for the incidents that took place on her show.
Despite being sorry for what happened, the fans of the show seem to be not so happy. As per the US Today report, The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s ratings are not so good. The reports also claim that the ratings for Ellen‘s premiere week have dropped to 38% from 2019.
Moreover, the talk show’s average viewership was 2.67 million now it has come down to 1.66 million. It seems like the viewers have still not moved on from the past.