Ellen DeGeneres blasts fans who got her cancelled from TV in harsh comments: “It was hurtful”

Ellen DeGeneres saw her T.V. career end on a low-note when the decades-long program was finally canceled amid toxic workplace claims.

Ellen made it clear she’s still bitter about the situation in new comments about how hurtful the situation was.

DeGeneres launched her comedy tour on April 24, and she didn’t hesitate to mention the drama over her show, which ended in May 2022 following a string of accusations, including racism and sexual misconduct.

Even some celebrities came forward to confirm Ellen’s poor character behind-the-scenes.

Ellen DeGeneres Blasts Fans Who Got Her Cancelled From TV In Harsh Comments

DeGeneres Said The Public’s Reaction Was “Hurtful”

Ellen DeGeneres

“I just hated the way the show ended,” she told the audience. “I love that show so much and I just hated that the last time people would see me is that way.”

Calling the situation “hurtful,” Ellen claims she was “kicked out of show business” over the controversy, saying people perceived has as “mean.”

“The ‘be kind’ girl wasn’t kind. That was the headline,” she said of the media attention surrounding the situation. “I became this one-dimensional character who gave stuff away and danced up steps.”

DeGeneres acknowledges she’s in an industry where people either “idolize” or “hate you,” but she admits it’s hard to have thick skin, and she took the end of her talk show personally.

“Honestly, I’m making jokes about what happened to me, but it was devastating, really”, she confessed, “It was hurtful.”

Ellen’s Show Was Accused Of Sexual Misconduct And Racism

Ellen DeGeneres

The inappropriate workplace allegations against DeGeneres started brewing in 2020, though it took two years for her show to end. But even to this day, they’re concerning.

“When the cameras aren’t rolling, [Ellen] treats staffers as if they are her peasants,” one source told Radar Online.

A similar sentiment has been echoed directly by former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. T.V. writer Benjamin Siemon made a variety of accusations via X (formerly Twitter), saying, “[Ellen] 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 you have to go home and shower.”

Ellen has also been accused of not allowing people to talk to her when they’re backstage and in her presence.

Perhaps more disturbing, a July 2020 report claims that 1 current and 10 former employees on the show experience racism and intimidation tactics on the job. A second report claimed the 36 employees had experienced sexual misconduct, assault, and/or harassment.

Following the concerning claims, Warner Brothers initiated an investigation into the show’s workplace culture. Three executives were fired before the show’s cancelation, though DeGeneres was never directly called out by the network.

DeGeneres had one of the longest running (and most popular) T.V. shows for a time, with her self-titled program panning 19 seasons. While many thought DeGeneres was canceled after the scandal, her world tour seems to prove.

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