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At the very least, this is textbook toxic boss behavior, and it’s easy to see why working for her could be a nightmare if this stuff is true. (Also, we’re raising money for charity, so stop complaining.) “She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower.”. There was an incentive in this, as he said he would donate $2 to the Los Angeles Food Bank for each claim in what is now a very, very long Twitter thread. I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired. You will receive an email with a link to set your new password. Not long after that thread, Ellen was criticized for how her staff was being treated during the pandemic, and this week, published a searing report detailing the “toxic work culture” at. If you have any personal stories about Ellen being a monster, feel free to comment or slide into my DMs, because I really need something to smile about. According to the tweet, Ellen “wrote a letter to the owner & complained about [her] chipped nail polish.” She says that she almost got fired because of this, which is just insane. that she repeatedly “experienced racist comments, actions, and ‘microaggressions'” during her time at the show. Until then, I’ll be watching old clips of Wendy Williams, my daytime talk show queen. While Ellen’s public persona is relentlessly joyful, stories about her tyrannical behavior have been bubbling under the surface for a while. ❤️, She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive, Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020. There was some good that happened out of this after all as Kevin stood by his words and donated $600 to the LA Food Bank even though he named the honoree Ms. Ellen DeGeneres (should be Mrs.). It's not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day. In a statement, the show’s executive producers (Ellen not included), said “Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1,000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment. I worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & Porsha at brunch. © Instinct Magazine 2021 - All Rights Reserved. Did Ellen Degeneres Ban Kathy Griffin and Caitlyn Jenner From Her Show? Once, a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee with a similar hairstyle, “I hope we don’t get you confused.” At one point, she was labeled the “PC police” by the show’s writing staff for asking that they avoid using certain problematic phrases in segments. One employee recalled that during their time at the show, they took a month-long medical leave after a suicide attempt. Benjamin Siemon said that if DeGeneres doesn’t like how someone smells, she would send them home and ask them to shower. After working for Ellen for “over 5 years,” this woman claims she found a different job with more benefits after having her baby, but went back to Ellen after she “BEGGED” her to return. Not long after that thread, Ellen was criticized for how her staff was being treated during the pandemic, and this week, BuzzFeed News published a searing report detailing the “toxic work culture” at Ellen, with numerous current and former employees claiming they “faced racism, fear, and intimidation” during their time at the show. Right now we all need a little kindness. There were more than 1000 replies to Porter’s tweet, with people detailing their not-so-nice experiences with Ellen. She says that she wasn’t taken seriously when she brought these and other issues to her boss, and eventually she was reprimanded for “looking resentful and angry” by raising concerns. Writer and comedian Benjamin Siemon came armed with several bits of Ellen tea, also claiming that she likes to pick “someone different to really hate” every day. Please enter your email address. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air for 17 seasons Credit: James Devaney/GC Images. Ellen DeGeneres is also an executive producer on her show, but she has not made any statement about the allegations in the BuzzFeed News report. TV script writer Benjamin Simeon also commented that Ellen ‘picks someone different’ in the office to hate every day, a sharp turn from her fun and quirky demeanor she presents on camera. Reportedly, she always has a different target of choice, and then the next day she’ll move on to someone else. And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day. TV host Benjamin Siemon dropped a somewhat wacky allegation about Ellen. “Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to her because her comedy (and Kathy’s) were ‘the wrong kind,’ too mean-spirited. — Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0 A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. Ellen DeGeneres was slammed repeatedly online over the weekend by former employees and others who repeatedly talked about her alleged mean behavior. It appears as though Ellen has rubbed plenty of people up the wrong way throughout her glittering career. We love a pious comic.”, https://twitter.com/Adeepeninglife/status/1241171883686576133, Not every response blasted Ellen as some were quick to defend her. Benjamin Siemon, a TV writer, was one of the many individuals who claims to have had first-hand experience of the comedienne’s apparent unpleasant nature. pic.twitter.com/dX08ybhdos, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 22, 2020. ❤️, She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive, Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020. Upon returning to work, they were informed their role was “being eliminated.” The employee told. The thread received more than 3000 responses from former interns and employees, casting the … Just do the positive thing you have suggested, which is support the food bank. Back in March, we went through a viral Twitter thread, in which dozens of people shared their negative experiences with Ellen DeGeneres. One former employee, a Black woman, told BuzzFeed that she repeatedly “experienced racist comments, actions, and ‘microaggressions'” during her time at the show. After working for Ellen for over 5 years, close friend left to have baby, & found different job on a union network show (benefits etc), Ellen BEGGED her to return then fired her after 1 week, no reason given, and friend struggled for long time w new baby and no benefits etc. On Sunday, Kevin T. Porter circled back with an update. I’m glad she also tagged the restaurant, because if she actually almost got fired for some chipped nails, that’s not okay. I’ll never turn down a free piece of gum, but this sounds like a personal problem. We'll send you an email once a week with only the best stuff we put out. TV show writer Benjamin Siemon replied to the thread, saying: She has a … It’s now hard to tell which stories are real or not, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $600! Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to her because her comedy (and Kathy’s) were “the wrong kind,” too mean-spirited. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand). Which is why we only send you the most important sh*t. ALL rights reserved ©2011 - 2021 Betches Media LLC, What The Reboot Would Look Like If 'Sex And The City' Actually Happened In 2021, Turns Out 2020 May *Literally* Be Making Your Hair Fall Out, New Year, New Moon, New You: Weekly Horoscopes January 11-15, 11 Pop Culture Moments From 2020 That Didn't Suck. Important to remember that no one is perfect. Wendy is messy, but at least she owns it! While he said it’s tough to tell exactly which stories are true, he rounded for a final donation of $600 to the LA Food Bank. The transgender YouTuber NikkieTutorials made some barbed comments about Ellen DeGeneres after appearing on her show in January. Once, a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee with a similar hairstyle, “I hope we don’t get you confused.” At one point, she was labeled the “PC police” by the show’s writing staff for asking that they avoid using certain problematic phrases in segments. She even talked about during one of her comedy sets which you can see here. As such, she, allegedly, requires everyone to chew gum before talking to her. They added that “Each request was a battle with supervisors and HR.” Both of these specific cases were corroborated by medical records and other employees. “You’d think that if someone just tried to kill themselves, you don’t want to add any more stress to their lives.” Another former employee said they were fired suddenly after, in a one-year period, they needed to take a three-week medical leave after a car accident, and a few days off to attend funerals. She says that she wasn’t taken seriously when she brought these and other issues to her boss, and eventually she was reprimanded for “looking resentful and angry” by raising concerns. “Why would you encourage negativity, especially at such a trying time?! Upon returning to work, they were informed their role was “being eliminated.” The employee told BuzzFeed News, “You’d think that if someone just tried to kill themselves, you don’t want to add any more stress to their lives.” Another former employee said they were fired suddenly after, in a one-year period, they needed to take a three-week medical leave after a car accident, and a few days off to attend funerals. And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day. with numerous current and former employees claiming they “faced racism, fear, and intimidation” during their time at the show. "She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower," Siemon shared. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. Why encourage others to criticize another, and so publicly?”, Well this got out of hand! Maybe I don’t understand the sensitive nose life, but how close is Ellen standing when she’s having conversations with these people? Someone pointed out that Karen Kilgariff, best known as the cohost of My Favorite Murder, was the head writer on Ellen’s show for years—until the historic writer’s strike of 2007. https://shsthepapercut.com/47603/entertainment/ellen-we-got-you It’s now hard to tell which stories are real or not, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $600! — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. In response, this tweet claims that Ellen fired her, and the two have never spoken since. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand). So yeah, thinking about all the people Ellen DeGeneres may (allegedly) have yelled at is what’s getting me through this day of social distancing. Writer and comedian Chris Farah talked about how she allegedly served brunch to Ellen, 62, and her wife Portia De Rossi. B) A new staff member was told "every day she picks someone different to really hate. They didn't believe it but it ended up being entirely true. Reportedly, she always has a different target of choice, and then the next day she’ll move on to someone else. Call me messed up, but this is the sh*t that warms my cold, dead heart. Comedian Kevin T. Porter started this whole conversation on Friday, March 20, when he tweeted about Ellen allegedly being one of the “meanest people alive” and encouraged users to respond with their most “insane stories” about her. I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired. Kevin’s original tweet has over 1,000 responses, and while some of them are people complaining that this whole exercise is mean-spirited, many of the tweets make it seem like Ellen is the mean-spirited one here. Some of them were funny, some of them were disturbing, but they all backed up long-simmering rumors that the Kindness Queen might not actually be all that nice. — Cassandra Tells You So (@MissAbsinthe) March 21, 2020. Who knows what exactly went down here, but it definitely seems shady. Obviously, it’s difficult to know if each story is 100% true, but you know, where there’s smoke there’s fire, and this is a lot of f*cking smoke. I’ve alluded to this before, but on Friday, comedian Kevin T. Porter invited people to share “the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean” in exchange for donations to the LA Food Bank. — Brett Ashley Hawkins (@muchbrettah) March 20, 2020, Another brought up Kathy Griffin, who has called out Ellen in the past. B) A new staff member was told “every day she picks someone different to really hate. A senior executive of Australia's Today show says he was told not to look at or speak to Thankfully, this weekend brought us a viral Twitter thread that has absolutely nothing to do with coronavirus, and everything to do with Ellen DeGeneres maybe being evil. Images: David Crotty/Getty Images; kevintporter, missabsinthe, elpez3, chrislfarah, benjaminjs / Twitter. According to TV writer Benjamin Siemon, the staff of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are also forced to adhere to strict policy regarding behavior & personal hygiene. There are many more entertaining responses, so you should check out the full thread if you have some time to kill while you’re “working  from home” today. Benjamin Siemon, who used to work as a writer for the Ellen Show recalled several stories of DeGeneres’ attitude. Is The Current Queen Of Daytime TV Calling It Quits. I worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & Porsha at brunch. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) ... Before you make up your mind about Ellen, please, please, please remind yourself of the single greatest moment in the history of daytime television when Dakota Johnson calls Ellen out on her playground bullshit––and then watch Ellen … Lost your password? UPDATE: Back in March, we went through a viral Twitter thread, in which dozens of people shared their negative experiences with Ellen DeGeneres. He clapped back at the host, recalling how “If she [didn’t] like the monologue someone wrote that day, she [would] drop it on the floor and say “I’m not saying one word of this.” Multiple employees quoted in the new report have stories about being fired after taking necessary medical leave. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020, TV host Benjamin Siemon dropped a somewhat wacky allegation about Ellen. One of the most disturbing stories was about a woman returning from maternity leave. After that day, she chose not to return to the show, and hasn’t worked in entertainment since. — Josh Levesque (@JoshBLevesque) March 20, 2020 “Her best response is just being happy Ellen on the show every day.” “Ellen is at the end of her rope,” another source told the outlet. TV writer Benjamin Siemon decided to provide the thread with some stories of his own, that included DeGeneres having an irrationally 'sensitive nose' and often picking 'someone different to … — Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0 A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. Ooh, we love a charitable moment that also gives us good gossip. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. Dylan Hafer has watched over 1000 episodes of Real Housewives because he has his priorities in order. 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