Controversy has been swarming round Ellen for months, and now that the present has returned, Ellen DeGeneres has addressed that controversy head-on. She made an on-air apology that acquired combined opinions, and now, many are questioning what steps she took to repair the poisonous habits that her present was accused of perpetrating towards her workers.
Ellen confronted some backlash from present and former workers following her apology.
In her apology, Ellen took duty for the tradition that had been perpetuated on the present. “I discovered that issues occurred right here that by no means ought to have occurred. I take that very significantly and I need to say I’m so sorry to the individuals who had been affected,” Ellen mentioned. “I do know that I am ready of privilege and energy and I spotted that with that comes duty, and I take duty for what occurs at my present.”
Earlier than she bought heartfelt, although, she made a joke about what a tough summer season she’d had. “How was all people’s summer season? Good, yeah? Mine was nice. Tremendous terrific,” she mentioned in the beginning of her present. “Let me provide you with some recommendation on the market if anyone’s pondering of fixing their title or giving your self a nickname, don’t go together with the ‘be form’ woman. Don’t do it.”
Some workers discovered these jokes disingenuous, suggesting that they did not replicate the seriousness of the issues on Ellen.
“When she mentioned, ‘Oh, my summer season was nice’ and that was purported to be humorous I assumed, ‘It’s humorous that you just had a tough summer season as a result of everybody was calling out the entire allegations of your poisonous work setting and now you’re the one struggling?'” one former worker instructed BuzzFeed.
Different workers added that, given the load of the allegations made by present and former workers, it did not really feel applicable to place any jokes within the monologue. “If you’re speaking about individuals who have accused her management of the seriousness of sexual misconduct, I don’t assume it’s applicable to have jokes within the monologue,” one other former worker added.