3. Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her. | 22 Words

Ellen Degeneres has been a topic of controversy over the last few months, turning into the "TV host from hell" after it's been revealed the "generous" actress has been duping us all along.

And in spite of the myriad of allegations against her, the real reason her show is ending is even worse than anyone thought...

It's finally happened.


The Ellen Show has been confirmed to be coming to an end - and not just for the reasons you may already know about...

For years now, rumors about Ellen DeGeneres' true personality have been rife.

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Though the television host appears to have a warm and bubbly demeanor while on-screen, her off-screen character is apparently a little less favorable.

Various stories that detail Ellen's true character have circulated online for years.

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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.

Which is certainly a far cry from the relatable and humble TV host we all know and love... Or we thought we knew and loved.

Ellen loves nothing more than to befriend the rich and the powerful...

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Which, 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.

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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.

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...

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And, 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...

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And 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.

And vowed to donate $2 per awful Ellen story to the LA foodbank.

It's a win-win, especially with the high volume of responses that he received.

We collected a few of the best ones...

1. Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writers strikes...

This Twitter user came forward with the story about Ellen's head writer, Karen Kilgariff. Karen was under Ellen's employment for 5 years until she took part in a writer's strike. Boom. Fired. And a word was never exchanged between the pair again.

2. More scandal regarding her treatment of staff.

This woman claims that her friend used to work as a writer on the show and, in the whole 2 years of her employment, Ellen didn't greet her once. In fact, none of the staff were allowed to speak to the star of the show. Apparently.

3. Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her.

Wow.

4. Her veganism has certainly ruffled a few feathers in the past.

Now this one won't surprise anyone.

For a colleague's birthday, Twitter user, Alison Freer, was celebrating with a BBQ outside of the Warner Bros studios where The Ellen Show is filmed.

However, Ellen was allegedly quick to shut down all the festivities by sending someone over to put a stop to the celebration, all because she doesn't eat meat. Not cool, Ellen.

5. The time she bullied Mariah Carey into admitting she was pregnant on The Ellen Show.

Okay, we all remember this one. In an episode that made us all want to claw our eyes out, an uncomfortable Mariah Carey was quizzed by Ellen on whether or not she was pregnant. And, when the singer wouldn't give an answer, Ellen wheeled out a bucket of champagne and pretty much forced a glass into her hand, stating, "Let's toast to you not being pregnant if you're not pregnant." Not your finest hour, Ellen.

6. She 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.

7. 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."

8. She has a "sensitive nose."

And this highly sensitive nose apparently means that people working around her have to take extra care with their smell... Including chewing gum from a bowl outside her office before speaking to her. Some members of staff have even been asked to go home and shower. Now that's just rude.

9. She apparently chooses someone new to "hate."

A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day.

10. Staff members are reportedly encouraged to cheer her up when she's in a bad mood.

There isn't enough money in the world that would ever encourage me to do that. Thank you, next.

11. Her compassion for animals strikes again.

Though it's great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn't bode well for her employees.

12. She's notoriously picky with her scripts.

Apparently, if Ellen isn't impressed with a monologue, she will simply throw it on the floor and refuse to work with it.

13. She reportedly refused to pay tribute to Joan Rivers...

All because Joan's comedy was "the wrong kind."

14. Ellen apparently hates her own fans.

And her own show! Who'd have thought it?

15. She tried to get a waitress fired. Apparently.

This social media user claimed that her friend was once working in a restaurant where Ellen was dining. She claims that Ellen attempted to get a waitress fired after she discovered she'd broken a nail. Ouch.

Okay, so the credibility behind these stories is a little questionable...

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And there were hundreds of them. But why would so many people come out to make up stories about one person? Food for thought.

Despite all the bad press, she continued her daily talk show from the comfort of her own home... which has ruffled a few feathers.

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Her crew were "furious" due to the lack of communication regarding their pay. The main stage crew, comprised of roughly thirty people, were allegedly kept in the dark about issues like pay and working hours for over a month.

But that's not even the half of it...

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The crew reportedly found out she only went and 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...

What the producers revealed after a month of silence was shocking.

Crew members then found out they should expect a whopping sixty percent pay decrease.

Even while the show continues airing!

A spokesperson for the show said: "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."

Crew members revealed that the most upsetting part was the "lack of personal outreach."

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Especially considering this was already a distressing time.

On top of all that, the crew found out that crew members from similar shows were being paid and treated far more fairly.


It just goes to show, you can't believe everything you see on TV.

But the real reason Ellen's show is finally coming to an end doesn't actually involve Ellen at all...

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It's actually to do with the myriad allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Leman, head writer and executive producer (center in the above photo).

One writer claimed Leman asked for sexual favors at a party in 2013, while another claims they saw Leman touching a production assistant inappropriately.

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In fact, nearly a dozen ex-employees claim they've witnessed inappropriate language and behaviour from Leman.

Overall, it seems like it's a very good thing the show will no longer be on air.

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