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Why didn’t anyone speak out? Ellen DeGeneres has been mean for years

Sure, 2020 has not been a good year for Ellen DeGeneres. But considering people have been saying she's mean for years, it's what she deserves.

Why didn’t anyone speak out? Ellen DeGeneres has been mean for years

Sure, the hot topic right now in the entertainment industry is how mean Ellen DeGeneres is. After several employees of The Ellen Show spoke out, as well as a scalding hot thread of tea from Kevin T. Porter with people sharing their experiences, it’s clear she’s not a nice person.

But what took everyone so long to realize this? Ellen DeGeneres has allegedly been mean for years, with various people calling her out long before it was the popular thing to do. So what took so long for the general public’s opinion of the daytime talk show host to change? These stories prove she should’ve been cancelled years ago. 

Sure, 2020 has not been a good year for Ellen DeGeneres. But considering people have been saying she's mean for years, it's what she deserves.

Forcing Mariah Carey to reveal her pregnancy

In one of her early moments, Ellen scored an interview with the singer amid speculations she was pregnant. Naturally, Ellen tried to get the truth out the old fashion way, but Carey kept dodging the question and not answering.

So, what does Ellen do? She brings out champagne for her and Carey to drink. Carey, who was pregnant at the time, had one of two options: drink it, put her baby at risk, and make it clear she’s not pregnant, or deny it, and let Ellen get the win she wanted. Obviously, Carey turned down the champagne, unofficially confirming her pregnancy.

Carey ended up suffering a miscarriage only a few weeks later, making it even worse that she was forced to reveal her pregnancy earlier than she wanted to. Yet Ellen never apologized for the incident. As the “mean Ellen” claims started this year, this interview circulated on Twitter with people pointing it out as an early example of her problematic behavior. 

Sure, 2020 has not been a good year for Ellen DeGeneres. But considering people have been saying she's mean for years, it's what she deserves.

Kathy Griffin got kicked out of a dressing room thanks to Ellen

In her 2016 book Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index, Griffin alleged that her long-running feud with Ellen Degeneres got her kicked out of a dressing room at the Emmys just because. “I can’t prove it, but this person, who has short blonde hair, has a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about.”

Degeneres denied this ever happened, but people still wondered what Griffin’s statement about her “mean streak” truly meant. Some even say her fall today started back when Griffin made these accusations. 

Sure, 2020 has not been a good year for Ellen DeGeneres. But considering people have been saying she's mean for years, it's what she deserves.

Defending Kevin Hart’s homophobic past

A big part of Ellen’s brand is her effects on the LGBTQ+ movement back when she came out in 1995. So it was disheartening to say in the least for fans when Ellen brought Hart on her show to apologize for his homophobic tweets back in 2018. 

She even wrote a letter to the Academy to get Hart back as the host of the Oscars, after he stepped down due to the controversy. Fans were angry to see Ellen defend someone who clearly didn’t represent the issues she stood up for. Speaking of…. 

Sure, 2020 has not been a good year for Ellen DeGeneres. But considering people have been saying she's mean for years, it's what she deserves.

The George Bush debacle

No one’s saying that people with differentiating opinions can’t be friends. But when the “differentiating opinions” involve basic human rights, it’s expected that people wouldn’t be friendly with each other. Yet George Bush and Ellen seemed buddy buddy when they were seen sitting with each other at a Cowboys game in 2019.

Fans were outraged as Bush was well known for his anti-LGBTQ stances, as well as his war crimes committed after 9/11. Ellen addressed the issues on her show, but she tried to push her message of kindness acting as if she has a right to be friends with him. Even though he put policies in place that negatively affected millions. Fans were far from pleased with her stance on the issue. 

Sure, 2020 has not been a good year for Ellen DeGeneres. But considering people have been saying she's mean for years, it's what she deserves.

NikkieTutorials speaks out long before Kevin T. Porter’s thread

Back in February, YouTuber NikkieTutorials, real name Nikkie de Jager spilled all the tea about her appearance on The Ellen Show on Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait Door. In the interview, she revealed that her appearance on that show was a lot more pleasant, as the host was definitely not as mean as Ellen Degeneres. 

“It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me . . . She didn’t.” Taking further, she said The Ellen Show was like a “whole different world” and the atmosphere was nowhere near as pleasant as you’d think. 

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Bethany is a recent graduate who dreams of making her own award-winning film, but for now writes about other media. She’s a child at heart specializing in hot takes on animated family movies (and sometimes other films & TV).

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