Ellen Degeneres Slammed for Comparing Isolation in Her Mansion to Jail
Ellen Degeneres has gone from TV's most loved personality to its most questioned in a matter of weeks. Since a series of allegations came out about the TV host, people haven't been loving her as much as they normally do and her most recent comments about isolation have certainly poured fuel on the flame. Keep scrolling to find out what she said...
The internet works in mysterious ways.
While it is often an unpleasant place filled with toxicity, it can sometimes work to expose seemingly kind and generous public figures… Like our friend, Ellen DeGeneres, here.
For years now, rumors about Ellen DeGeneres' true personality have been rife.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 for your reading pleasure…
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, we really aren’t worthy, are we?
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 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. Again, rude.
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...
And there were hundreds of them. But why would so many people come out to make up stories about one person? Food for thought.
But Ellen's most recent comments speak for themselves.
In similarity to millions of others around the world, Ellen is currently self-isolating in her Hollywood home.
Ellen recently decided to updated her fans on her current situation through The Ellen Show.
The mini-episode dropped on YouTube yesterday and it showed Ellen sat cozily on her plush sofa in her multi-million dollar mansion.
But it seems that this luxurious space isn't enough for Ellen.
After praising key workers during these difficult times, Ellen went on to compare her home to “being in jail.”
It doesn't look like a jail to us, Ellen...
And fans were not happy with this ignorant comment.
Firstly, what Ellen needs to remember is that there are millions of people currently in jail...
And these people aren’t living in a multi-million dollar mansion with endless supplies and comfort.
Secondly, Ellen needs to acknowledge that people are dying.
She is unbelievably privileged, and hearing her complain about being stuck in “her jail” isn’t what us ordinary folk need.
Thirdly, Ellen should know best to not crack a joke about everyone in jail being gay.
This god-awful stereotype shouldn’t be encouraged by the rich and famous – especially not by an openly gay woman like Ellen.
People don’t want privilege and wealth pushed into their faces – especially when so many out there are living in poverty and cannot gain access to basic essentials such as food and toiletries.
Watch the controversial clip here...
And all we have to say is… not cool, Ellen. Keep scrolling to check out what Tracy Morgan had to say about how his quarantining was going…
Sometimes smiling is all about perspective.
I really hope both you and Humpty Dumpty have great falls this year. You deserve it!
Speaking of perspective...
Maybe that shark that looks like he’s trying to eat you is actually your bud. You never know.
And if we're talking about animal buds...
Is there anything more wholesome than a dad and his dog? I think not.
Wait, I lied there is one thing more wholesome than dads and dogs.
That thing is Steve Irwin, the man we never deserved. I bet he’s in heaven petting stingrays as we speak.
Sharing is caring.
Generosity is about sharing what you have, not about having a lot. Especially if what you have is a cookie.
Grandma has an abundance of love...
But that absolutely does not mean she doesn’t have a favorite. And the favorite is me.
But even if you aren't Grandma's favorite...
That’s not what’s important. What’s important is that you know your own worth. You are a good boy.
Hot take: friend matchmaking is the greatest.
Cool people you love meeting other cool people you love? Sign me up!
Especially when you've got buds who will be there for you through anything.
Meet you in hell pal! It’s always better when we’re together!
For aliens, these guys have good insights.
It’s important to have good self-confidence. Leave yourself post-its that say “beacon of joy” just as a reminder.
This guy is truly a beacon of joy.
He was worried about looking intimidating to his patients so he made a little nametag with his face! Talk about a truly good bedside manner.
Animals don't deserve pollution.
But at least there are kind people like these folks who freed this tangled turtle. He looks so excited to swim free!
Things I didn't know until today:
I need a two-legged cat. I need that two-legged cat to love me the way this cat loves this dog.
If you needed some evidence that primates are pretty intelligent...
Check out this buddy’s reaction to a magic trick. His laugh is my everything!
Not everything that makes you smile is wholesome.
Sometimes it’s a mischievous baby who will never be stopped by walls or cribs or containment. This baby is a free spirit.
Oh, you wanted another example wholesomeness?
This little boy is sweet and sour at the same time.
Ok, we promise not to include too many society-related posts.
But this video of grandparents dancing with their granddaughter after leaving isolation is the purest expression of joy we could find on the internet.
Love comes in many forms.
Maybe it’s dancing with a grandchild, maybe it’s a parrot trying to pet you back.
Look at this picture.
Just look at it. This seal should win an award for best beard. He is perfect.
I dare you not to laugh at this.
Parents embarrassing their children is the funniest thing in the world. At me.
My goal in life is to one day be as satisfied as this lizard with an orange.
Look at his tiny tongue! Just look at it!
A man and his dog...
Both dinosaurs. Because dogs must match their people, this is the law of cuteness.
The best part about this video is that it's just a simple scene.
This is the kind of love so many of us crave: just someone to be there with us and share.
Maybe that sharing is food.
Or maybe it’s sharing a really good episode of Sesame Street because you know your dad likes rock and roll.
You've just got to let down your walls.
Or not, because the cutest things will get past any armor.
And see the world with the gratitude of a dog getting dinner.
It truly is the best dinner ever. Yes, it is the same dinner as always, but that means every dinner is the best dinner ever.
And if that doesn't work get aggressive with your love.
I love you and you better love yourself. Or else. No, it’s not a threat, I’ll just keep telling you I love you.
It’s garbage, and we don’t hold on to garbage here.
This is 100% me.
I apologize to all my friends for constantly harassing them about how great they are. Oh wait, no I don’t because they deserve it.
And let's end with some sweet old married couple thoughts.
Get yourself a partner who just wants to help you out when you’re struggling.