None of the allegations was directed at DeGeneres herself. “If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what’s going on,” one of the employees said in the BuzzFeed report. “I think the executive producers surround her and tell her, ‘Things are going great, everybody’s happy,’ and she just believes that, but it’s her responsibility to go beyond that.
A report published on August 2 by Us Weekly alleges DeGeneres feels “pissed that people have come forward to share these negative stories about her and feels betrayed,” according to a source. “She knows she can be tough at times,” the insider claims, “but believes she works hard and is extremely creative and that it’s a privilege to work for her and be around her. ” Per this source, DeGeneres apparently feels like a “target” because of her success.
A new People story from August 5 claims the talk show host is reportedly “crushed” by the allegations and is “personally going to be invested in making sure those things are properly changed. ” Their source added, “She wants to just put out a great show that makes people happy and feel good.
According to an April 16 Variety story, members of the crew reported that they “received no written communication about the status of their working hours, pay, or inquiries about their mental and physical health from producers for over a month. ” They were reportedly also upset that DeGeneres had hired nonunion crew members to help film the show from her home.
But recent claims about a reportedly toxic workplace culture at The Ellen DeGeneres Show have led to an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, according to Variety.
A source tells People the talk show host told her employees she “wasn't perfect. "I’m a multilayered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes,” she reportedly said. “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient.
I have been getting calls asking me about the Ellen Degeneres Show and I would like to address the time I spent there,” he wrote. “I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007-2013.
In mid-July, BuzzFeed News published a report that included stories from current and former Ellen employees who said they were mistreated during their tenure at the show. (They all asked to remain anonymous. “That ‘be kind’ bullshit only happens when the cameras are on.
It’s all for show,” a former employee told BuzzFeed. “I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show. ” One Black woman said she was subjected to microaggressions and racist comments, including remarks about her box braids.
Leman released a statement after the story was published. “I started at the Ellen Show as a P. A. more than 17 years ago and have devoted my career to work my way to the position I now hold.
In my whole time on the show, to my knowledge, I’ve never had a single H. R. or interpersonal complaint made about me, and I am devastated beyond belief that this kind of malicious and misleading article could be published. Warner Bros. declined to comment on these specific new allegations, “citing an ongoing investigation.
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 studio told Variety at the time that the crew had been paid consistently but at reduced hours. “Our executive producers and Telepictures are committed to taking care of our staff and crew and have made decisions first and foremost with them in mind,” a spokesperson for Warner Bros.
Television declined to comment for Variety’s story, and another rep for The Ellen DeGeneres Show did not respond to a similar request from the publication.
Like a lot of television production in the U. S. , The Ellen DeGeneres Show had to shift the way it was filmed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. “For the record, the day-to-day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us,” the statement continued. “We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.
In the clip, DeGeneres and Vergara discuss their CoverGirl commercial, with many online saying Ellen was poking fun at Vergara's accent. "They give her the hardest lines too because we have to describe what's in the CoverGirl makeup and she has such a hard time pronouncing any of the ingredients," DeGeneres says in the clip.
According to People, a day after the internal investigation was announced, the talk-show host sent a memo to her staff. (People says it obtained a copy of said memo. “Hey everybody–it’s Ellen.
Staffers will reportedly receive “five paid days off to use at their discretion, birthdays off, and paid time for doctors appointments and family matters. ” According to the source, senior producers Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner shared the news at a virtual town hall on Monday, August 17.
According to USA Today, Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly, and Derek Westervelt will stay on the show as executive producers, alongside DeGeneres herself.
Sofia Vergara speaks out after a resurfaced 'Ellen' clip spurs more backlash. https://t.co/8cwEJesVnZ— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 22, 2020