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.
via: GettyThough 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.
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— JackAM! (formerly GrinchPosting/JackAllisonLOL) (@JackAM! (formerly GrinchPosting/JackAllisonLOL)) 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...
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...
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
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...
@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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
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.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank There was that time she bullied Mariah Carey into admitting she was pregnant https://t.co/Lp2d2aD0JI— U2 Give Mariah Her Grammy (@U2 Give Mariah Her Grammy) 1584741875.0
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."
@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
9. She apparently chooses someone new to "hate."
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank B) A new staff member was told "every day she picks someone different to really hate. It'… https://t.co/pA7wtNI1Xh— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon) 1584725185.0
10. 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
11. 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
12. She's notoriously picky with her scripts.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank And E) If she doesn't like the monologue someone wrote that day, she'll drop it on the fl… https://t.co/mrDhB4AgXU— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon) 1584725540.0
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...
@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
All because Joan's comedy was "the wrong kind."
14. Ellen apparently hates her own fans.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank Comic I know became friendly with her, said she openly expressed her deep disdain for her… https://t.co/f5hFuC9CL1— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell) 1584725118.0
15. She tried to get a waitress fired. Apparently.
@KevinTPorter @LAFoodBank I can’t vouch for anything being “real” if it didn’t happen to me, but this is as close a… https://t.co/lRLzTDOmn5— Carrie Poppy, Interested Party (@Carrie Poppy, Interested Party) 1584725028.0
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.
Despite all the bad press, she continued her daily talk show from the comfort of her own home... which has ruffled a few feathers.
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...
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."
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...
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.
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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