All the celebrities who think Ellen DeGeneres was mean on her show
Ellen DeGeneres has been receiving bad press recently due to a series of allegations against her. The accusations started with criticism from celebrities who had a bad experience with the talk show host. Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett kicked off the revelations when he claimed DeGeneres’s mistreatment is “common knowledge”.
While other celebrities have joined Garrett in speaking out against DeGeneres’s behavior, the most important accusations come from crew members of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Former employees and current staff told their stories anonymously, explaining how DeGeneres created an unusually difficult workplace environment.
As The Ellen DeGeneres Show ratings continue dropping, we look back at some of the most awkward interviews from the show. Even though Ellen’s talk show has been perceived as funny & light-hearted, some of the interviews bothered the guests – and it shows. Here are some examples.
The British actress Jodie Comer is mostly known for her role in Killing Eve. Ellen decided to talk about a role in the series Doctor Foster, Kate Parks, who’s also British. Unfortunately, DeGeneres decided to commend her for her “American accent”. Jodie Comer was able to laugh it off but she did say “didn’t do a good job there”.
Taylor Swift’s love life has been widely publicized. As fans & paparazzi began noticing her hectic personal life, some made fun of her for having many partners and singing about them. Ellen DeGeneres thought it would be a good idea to talk about her numerous relationships in one of their interviews. Ellen proposed a game in which celebrities would be displayed on a screen and Swift would reveal if they had ever dated.
We don’t know what’s worse: Ellen’s game or the fact that she didn’t stop after noticing Taylor was definitely distressed. The singer insisted that she didn’t want to play but Ellen pushed her until Taylor was on the verge of tears – definitely awkward.
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When Hasan Minhaj appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’s show in 2019, Ellen continuously mispronounced his name. Finally, he’d had it and made a point to correct her. When Ellen pointed out that everyone pronounced his name as she did, he remarked that “there’s an actor walking around called Ansel Elgort and we just pronounce his name right.”
Ellen DeGeneres’s perceived microaggression against Hasan Minhaj reflects staff complaints about racism on set. From comments on box braids to calling employees who spoke up “the PC police”, management apparently didn’t live up to Ellen’s mission of kindness & inclusivity.
Ellen may subtly insult her guests, but going after their children? Ellen brought up a photo of Celine Dion’s son, commenting: “Look at him. He is beautiful, but look at his hair. When are you going to cut that hair?”
Celine clapped back: “Some people shave the head of their children, and people say, ‘Oh, isn’t that terrible?’”
“I don’t even cut my son’s hair and they say, ‘Oh my god, when is she going to cut her son’s hair?’ You know? Whatever I will do, I won’t please everyone.” Has no one told you, Ellen? If you have nothing nice to say . . . don’t say anything at all.
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Celebrities try to keep their private lives private. Even Ellen should know this. However, this didn’t stop Ellen DeGeneres from taking things too far. Mariah Carey was concealing the fact she was pregnant in 2008.
Ellen kept pushing and pushing Mariah to answer. Mariah Carey responded with, “I can’t believe you did this to me, Ellen. This is peer pressure.” Ellen DeGeneres kept trying to get a pregnancy announcement until Mariah eventually caved and stated “It’s too early” for a drink.
Mariah tragically suffered a miscarriage weeks later. Fans have come forward claiming Ellen forced Mariah to confirm pregnancy before she was ready.
Everyone remembers the hilarious Nicole Kidman clap from the 2017 Oscars. Ellen brings it up in a downright cringeworthy interview with Kidman herself by coming right out and mentioning the awkward clapping. Kidman immediately became defensive. “You borrow these expensive jewels, and I’m like, ‘I must not damage these diamonds! Cause I have to give them back at midnight!’ And so I’m like, clapping.”
The interview was utterly cringey from start to finish. Who doesn’t want to relive an awkward moment in their life? Oh yeah, everyone!
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