(Also, we’re raising money for charity, so stop complaining.) https://shsthepapercut.com/47603/entertainment/ellen-we-got-you Comedian Kevin T. Porter started this whole conversation on Friday, March 20, when he tweeted about Ellen allegedly being one of the “meanest people alive” and encouraged users to respond with their most “insane stories” about her. While Ellen’s public persona is relentlessly joyful, stories about her tyrannical behavior have been bubbling under the surface for a while. Buckle up, because illusions will be shattered. 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 worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & Porsha at brunch. Ouch. Right now we all need a little kindness. She says that she wasn’t taken seriously when she brought these and other issues to her boss, and eventually she was reprimanded for “looking resentful and angry” by raising concerns. DAKOTA JOHNSON CALLS ELLEN DEGENERES OUT IN PAINFULLY AWKWARD INTERVIEW. Obviously, it’s difficult to know if each story is 100% true, but you know, where there’s smoke there’s fire, and this is a lot of f*cking smoke. Reportedly, she always has a different target of choice, and then the next day she’ll move on to someone else. If that sentence was jarring for you, I’m sorry, but it’s time that you know. Call me messed up, but this is the sh*t that warms my cold, dead heart. Great work, Kevin, and great work to everyone who shared these stories. Maybe I don’t understand the sensitive nose life, but how close is Ellen standing when she’s having conversations with these people? And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day. Which is why we only send you the most important sh*t. 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One former employee, a Black woman, told BuzzFeed that she repeatedly “experienced racist comments, actions, and ‘microaggressions'” during her time at the show. A senior executive of Australia's Today show says he was told not to look at or speak to Follow him on Instagram @dylanhafer and Twitter @thedylanhafer for all the memes you could ever want. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020, TV host Benjamin Siemon dropped a somewhat wacky allegation about Ellen. A) She has a "sensitive nose" so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower. Again, they may or may not be true, but I’ve laughed a lot either way. Until then, I’ll be watching old clips of Wendy Williams, my daytime talk show queen. Meanwhile, TV writer Benjamin Siemon claimed Ellen’s not always the nicest to her talk show co-workers, according to stories he’s heard. Once, a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee with a similar hairstyle, “I hope we don’t get you confused.” At one point, she was labeled the “PC police” by the show’s writing staff for asking that they avoid using certain problematic phrases in segments. A) She has a "sensitive nose" so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower. “You’d think that if someone just tried to kill themselves, you don’t want to add any more stress to their lives.” Another former employee said they were fired suddenly after, in a one-year period, they needed to take a three-week medical leave after a car accident, and a few days off to attend funerals. Allegedly, Ellen wanted Karen to cross the picket line and come back to work, but she refused. — Chris Farah (@ChrisLFarah) March 20, 2020. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air for 17 seasons Credit: James Devaney/GC Images. As such, she, allegedly, requires everyone to chew gum before talking to her. Between people posting their nudes out of sheer boredom and threads from doctors about how we’re probably all going to die, we all need a bright spot. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us.”  They said that responsibility for these things falls completely on them, and vowed to action moving forward to correct problems in the workplace. In response, this tweet claims that Ellen fired her, and the two have never spoken since. — Chris Farah (@ChrisLFarah) March 20, 2020. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. Once, a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee with a similar hairstyle, “I hope we don’t get you confused.” At one point, she was labeled the “PC police” by the show’s writing staff for asking that they avoid using certain problematic phrases in segments. She even talked about during one of her comedy sets which you can see here. Just do the positive thing you have suggested, which is support the food bank. TV script writer Benjamin Simeon also commented that Ellen ‘picks someone different’ in the office to hate every day, a sharp turn from her fun and quirky demeanor she presents on camera. I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired. I worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & Porsha at brunch. Is The Current Queen Of Daytime TV Calling It Quits. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It's not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day. The thread received more than 3000 responses from former interns and employees, casting the … Ellen DeGeneres has had a rough start to 2020, and these new rumors are making it worse. 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). One of my personal favorite Ellen stories that came out of this, though, is about her “sensitive nose.” According to this tweet, she’s super sensitive to smell, “so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her.” Okay, what? When Karen wouldn't cross the picket line she was fired and Ellen never spoke to her again. We love a pious comic. — Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0 A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. “She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower.”. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! One employee recalled that during their time at the show, they took a month-long medical leave after a suicide attempt. Upon returning to work, they were informed their role was “being eliminated.” The employee told BuzzFeed News, “You’d think that if someone just tried to kill themselves, you don’t want to add any more stress to their lives.” Another former employee said they were fired suddenly after, in a one-year period, they needed to take a three-week medical leave after a car accident, and a few days off to attend funerals. — Cassandra Tells You So (@MissAbsinthe) March 21, 2020. Upon returning to work, they were informed their role was “being eliminated.” The employee told. Ellen DeGeneres is also an executive producer on her show, but she has not made any statement about the allegations in the BuzzFeed News report. — Brett Ashley Hawkins (@muchbrettah) March 20, 2020, Another brought up Kathy Griffin, who has called out Ellen in the past. Wendy is messy, but at least she owns it! Ellen fired her after a week. One employee recalled that during their time at the show, they took a month-long medical leave after a suicide attempt. While he said it’s tough to tell exactly which stories are true, he rounded for a final donation of $600 to the LA Food Bank. We love a pious comic.”, https://twitter.com/Adeepeninglife/status/1241171883686576133, Not every response blasted Ellen as some were quick to defend her. In a statement, the show’s executive producers (Ellen not included), said “Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1,000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment. Writer and comedian Chris Farah talked about how she allegedly served brunch to Ellen, 62, and her wife Portia De Rossi. They added that “Each request was a battle with supervisors and HR.” Both of these specific cases were corroborated by medical records and other employees. pic.twitter.com/dX08ybhdos, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 22, 2020. Another account came from someone who says she served Ellen and her wife Portia at brunch. It’s now hard to tell which stories are real or not, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $600! After working for Ellen for “over 5 years,” this woman claims she found a different job with more benefits after having her baby, but went back to Ellen after she “BEGGED” her to return. “She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you … According to the tweet, Ellen “wrote a letter to the owner & complained about [her] chipped nail polish.” She says that she almost got fired because of this, which is just insane. Writer and comedian Benjamin Siemon came armed with several bits of Ellen tea, also claiming that she likes to pick “someone different to really hate” every day. I’ll never turn down a free piece of gum, but this sounds like a personal problem. Not long after that thread, Ellen was criticized for how her staff was being treated during the pandemic, and this week, BuzzFeed News published a searing report detailing the “toxic work culture” at Ellen, with numerous current and former employees claiming they “faced racism, fear, and intimidation” during their time at the show. — Josh Levesque (@JoshBLevesque) March 20, 2020 They didn't believe it but it ended up being entirely true. UPDATE: Back in March, we went through a viral Twitter thread, in which dozens of people shared their negative experiences with Ellen DeGeneres. Thankfully, this weekend brought us a viral Twitter thread that has absolutely nothing to do with coronavirus, and everything to do with Ellen DeGeneres maybe being evil. Ellen DeGeneres was slammed repeatedly online over the weekend by former employees and others who repeatedly talked about her alleged mean behavior. Karen Kilgariff was her head writer for 5 years until the writers' strike. Stand-up comedian Josh Levesque replied with: “Another friend of mine was a PA on her show and when Russell Brand came into the employee break area to chat with the crew and hang out, Ellen came in and got mad at him - saying he didn’t have to interact with these people, that’s why guests … I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired. Important to remember that no one is perfect. that she repeatedly “experienced racist comments, actions, and ‘microaggressions'” during her time at the show. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! Benjamin Siemon said that if DeGeneres doesn’t like how someone smells, she would send them home and ask them to shower. "She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower," Siemon shared. Ellen DeGeneres is also an executive producer on her show, but she has not made any statement about the allegations in the. Multiple employees quoted in the new report have stories about being fired after taking necessary medical leave. B) A new staff member was told “every day she picks someone different to really hate. ❤️, She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive, Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020. After working for Ellen for over 5 years, close friend left to have baby, & found different job on a union network show (benefits etc), Ellen BEGGED her to return then fired her after 1 week, no reason given, and friend struggled for long time w new baby and no benefits etc. If you have any personal stories about Ellen being a monster, feel free to comment or slide into my DMs, because I really need something to smile about. Some of them were funny, some of them were disturbing, but they all backed up long-simmering rumors that the Kindness Queen might not actually be all that nice. © Instinct Magazine 2021 - All Rights Reserved. Chris claimed that the Emmy-winning host complained about her chipped nail polish which almost got her fired from her job. Someone pointed out that Karen Kilgariff, best known as the cohost of My Favorite Murder, was the head writer on Ellen’s show for years—until the historic writer’s strike of 2007. Did Ellen Degeneres Ban Kathy Griffin and Caitlyn Jenner From Her Show? There was an incentive in this, as he said he would donate $2 to the Los Angeles Food Bank for each claim in what is now a very, very long Twitter thread. Ellen DeGeneres Almost In Tears While Apologizing To Her Staff, Racism, Intimidation, & Mental Abuse Allegations Lead To The Ellen Show Being Investigated. I’ve alluded to this before, but on Friday, comedian Kevin T. Porter invited people to share “the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean” in exchange for donations to the LA Food Bank. Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to her because her comedy (and Kathy’s) were “the wrong kind,” too mean-spirited. “Why would you encourage negativity, especially at such a trying time?! There are many more entertaining responses, so you should check out the full thread if you have some time to kill while you’re “working  from home” today. Benjamin Siemon, a TV writer, was one of the many individuals who claims to have had first-hand experience of the comedienne’s apparent unpleasant nature. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! That’s not the only story about her allegedly screwing over a long-time employee. — Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0 A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. Just because Ellen is (allegedly) psycho doesn’t mean we all have to just live in her fantasy world. Back in March, we went through a viral Twitter thread, in which dozens of people shared their negative experiences with Ellen DeGeneres. There was some good that happened out of this after all as Kevin stood by his words and donated $600 to the LA Food Bank even though he named the honoree Ms. Ellen DeGeneres (should be Mrs.). Who knows what exactly went down here, but it definitely seems shady. Sign up for email updates and don't miss our top posts, updates and more! And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day. Images: David Crotty/Getty Images; kevintporter, missabsinthe, elpez3, chrislfarah, benjaminjs / Twitter. Right now we all need a little kindness. Some of them were funny, some of them were disturbing, but they all backed up long-simmering rumors that the Kindness Queen might not actually be all that nice. Not long after that thread, Ellen was criticized for how her staff was being treated during the pandemic, and this week, published a searing report detailing the “toxic work culture” at. So yeah, thinking about all the people Ellen DeGeneres may (allegedly) have yelled at is what’s getting me through this day of social distancing. On Sunday, Kevin T. Porter circled back with an update. She says that she wasn’t taken seriously when she brought these and other issues to her boss, and eventually she was reprimanded for “looking resentful and angry” by raising concerns. Ask them to shower another, and hasn ’ t mean we all have to suck up... 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