A former Ellen DeGeneres host said the presenter “was not always nice” as rumors continued to hang over her alleged bad behavior behind the scenes.
The New York Post maintained the rumor mill on Sunday by quoting “a former Ellen DeGeneres employee” who said, “The stories are all true! “
They said, ‘Is she always nice? No. It pisses me off that people think it’s soft and light and that it’s okay
Allegations: She has been the target of stories about wickedness in real life. And on Sunday, the New York Post maintained the rumor mill by quoting “a former employee of the Ellen DeGeneres Show” who said, “The stories are all true!
The stories of the actress, 62, began to circulate after the comic book Kevin T. Porter sent a tweet in March urging people to send him a message about the wildest stories [they’ve] heard about Ellen raising funds for the Los Angeles Food Bank.
Porter has been inundated with accounts written by various Twitter users who claim to have had less than tasty interactions with Ellen – whom he described as “notoriously one of the nastiest people alive” – over the years.
Then, in early April, Ellen was criticized on social media for being deaf after making a joke during her daytime talk show that being at home all the time during the COVID-19 pandemic was akin to to be behind bars.
Unnamed source: ‘Is she always nice? No, “the unnamed ex-employee told the NY Post. “It irritates me that people think that it is very soft and light and that it gets away with it”
She began performing at her mansion in Santa Barbara, California, north of Los Angeles, after the coronavirus crisis caused a statewide lockdown and the closure of many Hollywood productions.
“It’s like being in prison,” Ellen told her fans on her April 7 show as she sat in a spacious living room with windows overlooking a large courtyard filled with plants.
“Mainly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone here is gay,” she joked.
The response was quick on Twitter.
“Ellen, quarantining yourself in your designer sweaty mansion has nothing to do with prison,” said a Twitter user.
Another tweeted, “What a great look for Ellen as thousands of people are sitting in real prison cells, just hoping for the best without soap and basic protections. “
Unmoved: Ellen, 62, reacted quickly after joking on her April 7 show that isolating herself in her mansion was “like being in prison”
Not funny: Twitter users quickly berated the actress for being deaf
#Fail: Some found his joke completely out of order
Not called: at a time when some prisoners are released from prison due to fears about the spread of the coronavirus, Ellen was called for her insensitivity
A week later, Variety reported that the main stage crew for their show – about 20 people – had received no communications on matters such as wages and hours for more than a month.
To make matters worse, the team was also “furious,” the newspaper reported that the daytime talk show host had hired an unorganized tech company to help them broadcast daily from their home.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television said the crew was still paid, although they confirmed that their hours were reduced.
Then, on May 1, Tom Majercak, who was hired to provide security for Ellen when she hosted the 2014 Academy Awards, gave a damaging interview with Fox News in which he said that the “cold” star was avoiding eye contact with him and treated him in a demeaning manner.
“Ellen is the only person I have been assigned to – and I have been assigned to several celebrities – who has never taken the time to greet me,” Majercak told Fox.
“When you see her on TV, people fall in love with her but it is a false facade and bravado,” he added.
“You start hearing these stories and I was like, ‘Man, there must be more. She is not the person she describes as playing outside of society. That’s my opinion. ‘
On May 1, Tom Majercak, who was hired to provide security for Ellen when she hosted the 2014 Academy Awards, gave a damaging interview to Fox News in which he said the “cold” star avoided contact visual with him and treated him. in a “demeaning” manner
Affirms: “When you see her on television, people fall in love with her but it is a false facade and bravado,” said Majercak.
Ellen, who spoke as gay in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1997, launched her daytime chat show in September 2003 after a successful career in television, film and comedy.
She is believed to have a net worth of around $ 330 million and in 2018 was the 15th highest paid artist in the world, according to Forbes.
Ellen has an extensive portfolio of multi-million dollar properties in exclusive high-end communities in the greater Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas, and she and his wife Portia de Rossi enjoy buying properties, remodeling and selling them.
Success story: Ellen, photographed in 2014 with her wife Portia de Rossi, is said to have a net worth of $ 330 million and in 2018 was the 15th highest paid artist in the world, according to Forbes