The drama unfolding with The Ellen Show, and Ellen DeGeneres herself just keeps pumping out, and talks are that DeGeneres is considering ending her show. DeGeneres who presents herself as having equality for all, and an environment for all to be nice to one another has the lights now on her for doing just the opposite. The Coronavirus pandemic appeared to have kicked off the true demeanor of Ellen. As COVID-19 Surged- Ellen did what most business had to do, which was lay off staff or cut down on staff employed. No problem there.
But, Ellen who is a millionaire many times over working on a massive platform didn’t just lay people, but also cut the salaries of the minimal staff she kept on board. In times of pain and struggles it is the ultimate moment in life in knowing who is there for you, and whose mouth will match their actions. Jimmy Kimmel didn’t have to talk that be kind to one another spat for us all to know he cares about people or his staff.
The night time talk show host showed it. Unlike Ellen- Jimmy made sure his staff were good. The late night host reportedly has been paying his staff salaries as the Coronavirus cases continue to mount.
Ellen on the other hand has been the Grinch if you ask her staff during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation apparently has ignited a bunch of staff, and a host of people to come forward telling their horror stories of the working environment on The Ellen Show. Racism, discrimination, and inequality are all that is reported by former and current staff of what is going on in the working environment at The Ellen Show. According to a source,
“She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show. The truth is she knew what was going on–it’s her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun_but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame.”