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Information about the work environment in 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' continues to surface. Here is the most recent claim.

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ but real: Former staffer on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

Ellen DeGeneres went from being one of the most beloved talk show hosts to one of the most hated. It all started with tweets from celebrities claiming Ellen wasn’t as nice as she appeared on camera. Eventually, Ellen’s staff also accused the host of being “mean”.

Crew members of The Ellen DeGeneres Show have come forward during the past months with information about the difficult work environment. As a result, Warner decided to intervene and launch an investigation to deal with the workers’ complaints.

As if the scandal surrounding Ellen DeGeneres weren’t bad enough already, information about the work environment in The Ellen DeGeneres Show continues to surface. Here is the most recent claim.

Ellen Priestly

Miranda Priestly is one of the main characters from the movie The Devil Wears Prada, the editor-in-chief of an important fashion magazine. This character is well known as the hardest boss ever on the silver screen; Miranda Priestly expects all her employees to keep up with impossible standards, and those who don’t are looked down upon with extreme prejudice.

Every single person who works with Miranda fears her. While many also admire her, everyone around her struggles to keep her happy. The fashion industry is hard on its own, but Miranda’s evil regime doesn’t help at all. Employees crumble under the pressure most of the time.

Ellen, just like Miranda, created an environment that made it hard for her employees to enjoy their jobs. Recently, a former employee stated “I worked there for a little over a year. It’s kind of like The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone is trying to make it to the year [worked]. It’s just a badge of honor to have that and have it on your résumé.”

What it’s like to work for Ellen

Many of the experiences shared by ex-staffers are straight out of The Devil Wears Prada. We almost can’t believe no one had made a reference before. Working for Ellen DeGeneres allegedly implies having to leave the room when she walks in and being emotionally abused, snarled at, or fired for no apparent reason. 

Ellen released a statement saying she didn’t know what was happening behind the scenes. This is precisely what the show was supposedly about: being kind. However, as time goes by, more accusations against Ellen’s behavior in the workplace emerge that don’t match DeGeneres’s statement.

Some ex-employees have talked about the “toxic” workplace in The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This on its own doesn’t mean Ellen herself was responsible for bullying, although she should’ve been aware of the problems her staff faced. Nonetheless, former employees describe bad experiences directly with Ellen. The host also allegedly bullied her staff and expected them to keep away from her most of the time.

What will happen with The Ellen DeGeneres Show?

These aren’t good times for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. For one, its ratings reached an all-time low last month. Even though some are still willing to support Ellen, she has lost a great deal of her fanbase already.

Ellen isn’t giving up easily, though. Her wife Portia De Rossi recently reported DeGeneres is planning to continue The Ellen DeGeneres Show despite recent scandals. Even if the talk show continues airing, it doesn’t look like Ellen’s ratings will go back to normal any time soon. 

So far, only a few have argued in favor of Ellen. Quoted from Vice; trust in public figures is at an all-time low and nevertheless they relied on celebrity connections in a tone-deaf attempt to rehabilitate Ellen’s image after countless laypersons came forward to call out her personally abusive behavior. 

Naturally the plan boomeranged on both Ellen and her rich, famous supporters. Katy Perry shared her good experiences with Ellen only to have her pop music criticized by Ellen’s detractors. These “publicity professionals” have apparently never heard of the Streisand Effect. 

Accusations from former staff are serious, and fans will need to see more than anecdotes from other celebrities to consider looking past Ellen DeGeneres’s conduct.

Ellen DeGeneres is in the public eye for all the wrong reasons. Here’s what Jay Leno has had to say about his friend Ellen’s current situation.

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  • White elitists privileged mindset. She does this so often, she’s doesn’t even know she’s thinking and acting on it because no one had the courage to call her out. Like the emperor has no clothes scenario. Apologies are not enough, she needs to make pro rated amends to all of her staff and guests that was racially demeaned, humiliated, bullied, fired or left due to the toxic environment. Then go on sabbatical for a while and straighten out your soul. Ask God to forgive you of your sins. Take care Ellen.

    August 13, 2020
  • What comes to mind when thinking of Hollywood elites isent , fame , money , talent or good looks anymore . These days it’s hypocrisy . Ellen just another self centered hypocrite in an industry that is busting at the seams with them .

    August 14, 2020
  • Claudia Tanus, you sound like an awesome person. I highly enjoyed the article, not my usual choice of topic but I wanted to know what was going on with Ellen and all the fuss. Write more! You should make an advice column like Dear Abby, I’d love a more alternative advisor it seems the only few are late 40s liberal democrats that I often cant relate to. Just a suggestion. I’m sure others would like to hear more of what you have to say as well.

    August 14, 2020
  • As much money as she has why should it make any diffrence to her if the shows keeps going on or not.

    August 14, 2020
  • She needs to go #cancelellen

    August 14, 2020
  • One of the reasons I was excited to move our business home was because I could take a break and watch Ellen. Her philanthropy is amazing. Her politics are not, and we all vary on political opinion, but she won’t give time to both. These allegations should be no surprise, as a comedienne, her style was to do this bully stuff, verbally, and she got laughs. I stopped watching when her scaring her guests didn’t sit well. It’s bullying, plain and simple.

    August 14, 2020
  • As a retired r teacher, I noticed a “meanspiritedness” exhibited by her in her game segments that reminded me of kids who derived pleasure from others being ill at ease.

    August 14, 2020

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