Is the ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ getting cancelled? Here’s why it should be
Talk shows can go good or bad depending on the host and what’s being put out there. While, for years, Ellen DeGeneres was the queen of daytime talk after Oprah bowed out of the scene. Lately, the tide has turned against her and The Ellen Show. Largely due to Ellen’s supposed bad behavior behind the scenes of her talk show. From celebrity callouts to Twitter stories, people are getting tired of Ellen.
Now the question remains, should The Ellen Show end? Is it time for the host to hang up her suits for good? Based on the accounts of celebrity clapbacks and stories shared on Twitter, something should be done. With the fight in Hollywood for less toxic work environments, there is something not right about The Ellen Show if all those stories are true.
Seriously, if a rule is “Don’t look Ellen in the eyes” then something is not right. So should The Ellen Show be cancelled? Yes. If Ellen can’t make the lasting changes between her onscreen and behind the scenes actions, then it should end. Here’s what needs to be done if The Ellen Show should continue.
The thing about celebrities is that they’re all a little bit two-faced. There’s the public person and the real one that only those closest get to see. Maybe in some celebs those lines are blurred, but, if these Ellen stories are true, then she definitely is, well, two-faced. People watch The Ellen Show because she preaches being kind to one another.
If she can’t do so off-camera, then why should we watch The Ellen Show at all?
A comedian and actor, Chris Farah recalled a time Ellen nearly got her fired for chipped nail polish.
“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). I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired.”
Farah would later say to Insider, “I was just so surprised she’d take time out of her day to be negative to someone who served her, who was obviously on a lower position than her and also probably an artist of some kind. It was just petty and cruel and shortsighted on her part, and for what? To put out negative and harmful energy to others is toxic.”
The Ellen Show is meant to be a down to earth sort of vibe. Or, at least, it’s how it presents itself. Like inviting a friend in to watch. During quarantine, however, it’s become clearer that Ellen can’t really connect to the average person anymore. Granted, it’s something we wonder about a lot of celebrities.
Still there’s a disconnect between having her preach empathy, and then calling her multi-million dollar home a prison during quarantine. There’s promoting LGBTQ+ rights and then there’s being friends with someone like George W. Bush, you know?
Also during the quarantine comparison to prison, she said, “Being in quarantine is like being in jail. It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for ten days and everyone in here is gay.”
And like, Ellen, c’mon! You shouldn’t joke about stuff like prison rape. It just feels one-off from the “don’t drop the soap” comments people get if they’re heading to jail.
Being a talk show host is difficult to say the least. But some of the best, or the ones doing the most interesting things, are the people who feel the most genuine. John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Lilly Singh, they all feel like real people with real concerns and the like. They share their personal stories and connect with the audience in a genuine way.
The Ellen Show did that once, but the time has past and now it feels like a veneer of falsehoods. It’s hard to watch her with the knowledge of what she can really be like in our heads. Yes, death of the author, separate the truth from the screen. Here’s the thing though, The Ellen Show is based in reality. So we have to believe the Ellen on the screen is who she truly is.
And she isn’t. So that’s why the show should end.
Still not sure whether or not Ellen DeGeneres should be fired from The Ellen Show? Check out our article on talk show hosts who could replace Ellen.
Hi Ellen my dream in life is to meet you in person, I hope God give me a chance one day, you are amazing person I always watch your show everyday,,, take care and be safe always! More power to your show, and Godbless!June 30, 2020
Someone sounds a little jealous that they’re not a celebrity? I get that your title is biased as it is so I should have expected your blathering opinion. NEXTJune 30, 2020
People aren’t tired of Ellen, we have known she was going down for a long time for her involvement with a child trafficking cult. She’s left the clues all over her instagram. We all know she’s one of the baby eating, blood drinking, child torturing scum. Have a nice time at Gitmo bitch!July 1, 2020
You might need some therapy for those hallucinations and some wine for the mean streak.July 16, 2020
Now I don’t know anything about Ellen or care about her but I know that comedy nothing is off limits. The fact that you are laughing at it shows you are understanding the extremity of it . We need to stop being offended and being thin skinned at jokes.July 1, 2020
….SERRRRRiously, F*** Ellen…if you’re going to be(and/or HAVE been)a phony,2-faced beeyotch all the while raking in bazillions for yourself, then YES, by ALLLLLL means, tout de suite, be GONE, henny….!!!July 1, 2020
People who must always be in sunglasses, even in their professional pictures, come across as having something to hide. Just sayin’. But no, it shouldn’t get you fired.July 1, 2020
Who cares? I never liked Ellen. I don’t like Ellen. I will never like Ellen. She has always been unfunny and I’ve never understood her appeal. She always came across as fake, condescending, and pandering. Goodbye and good riddance.July 1, 2020
I find this article interesting…not because i particularly believe (or dis believe) what is being said but how much we try to demonize celebrities…celebrities typically have alter egos or dual personalities because their agents create these personas, they agree because it always starts off innocent but then over time they realize they’ve been taken for a ride but by the time they voice it, their agents have enough info to blackmail them and ruin the life they created (which is why most try to keep quiet) instead of shaming these people we should investigate their actions, Not cast them off as pariahsJuly 1, 2020
Celebrities were born with alter egos. That’s how they became a celebrity in the first place. Actors are those weird cult kids from school who sat in a circle and joined the glee club.July 1, 2020
How is it her agents fault??? You’re insinuating that someone is putting her up to this behaviour….. The bad jokes, the out of touch comments and comparisons and her behavior towards staff. The whole cancel culture needs to stop, but creating made up “bogeymen” agents that are blackmailing celebrities is ludicrous.July 2, 2020
She and others being criticized are commedians and people first. We all have flaws and make mistakes, if we are never allowed to do so and acknowledge them, then we are saying that we all need to be perfect and we can never become better people as we go through life, because we should have been perfect from the start.
It’s a completely ridiculous, uneducated and frankly stupid way of thinking. Times change and people decide to change with them. We should be celebrating the progress we’ve all made and stop villanizing the few whose biggest crime was having the courage to have cameras on them as they attempt to walk the fine line of commedy.
Well said…July 1, 2020
Is Ellen DeGeneres under house arrest?July 1, 2020
I like Ellen and her show. She does a lot of good in the world and for individuals. I don’t believe in “piling on” just because some folks don’t like an individual or maybe they are jealous of Ellen’s success. I will continue to watch Ellen’s show and wish her continued good fortune.July 1, 2020
I used to be a fan, but am not anymore. Ellen became a bully and seems to enjoy humiliating people. It has become uncomfortable watching her do this.July 1, 2020
No, Ellen isn’t two-faced or she wouldn’t be wearing the one she does. The real reason she should be cancelled is because she is not FUNNY! That’s it.July 1, 2020
I believe that Ellen is terrible but your taste in talk shows is equally as horrible… Lilly Singh?! That’s one huge cringe-festJuly 2, 2020
I’ve had my head in the ground obviously.July 2, 2020
Had no idea she was involved with child trafficking. Will NEVER watch her again!
Not the first or only to use money to hide evil. Bravo. Had me fooled.
If true, and I really hope it isn’t, the rumors are very disgusting, vile, evil. I don’t watch TV for years but I used to think Ellen was kinda funny. I pray for her redemption for crimes against children… like i said, if they’re true. I don’t think we (the ordinary folks) will ever know for sure. :’(July 3, 2020
Look beyond the Ellen Show, it’s a front, smoke screen, hoping they see and hear responses like who cares. Once you know what really goes on, and has been for centuries, someone has to take a stand and say NO MORE, leave our innocent children and babies alone. Shut these people down, once they’re called out, keep them OUT of all civilian and public spaces, public humility. I’ll never change my opinion in her favor after learning what she’s even allegedly involved in, with evidence right in our faces. Time to take a FIRM stand in our countryJuly 24, 2020
She needs to go. She’s a phony and it’s getting to be very obvious. How dare her demean the people she works for. Who the hell is she? Her time is done!July 28, 2020
Meant the people that work with herJuly 28, 2020
Her ass should should be canceled! And you all know she’s under house arrest, right?!July 29, 2020
I was appalled by Ellen’s behavior on her so very weird game show. Dropping people suspended on cables down from the massively high ceiling almost to the floor at warp speed? That’s absolutely cruel. Can’t see why anyone portrayed that as “fun”.July 31, 2020
Just check all her bullying videos on YouTube – she definitely needs to go immediately.August 6, 2020