Ellen: A talk show in crisis amid revelations of a toxic workplace culture | TV and radio


It’s one of the most popular talk shows on American television during the day, with ratings based on a sweet reputation for cuteness.But now Ellen, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s biggest celebrities, has been plunged into crisis after revelations of a toxic work culture and sexual harassment that turns the show into another scandal. #MeToo.

In a memo to staff last week, DeGeneres said she intends to ‘correct’ issues raised by behind-the-scenes sexual harassment and racist behavior on her daytime show, saying she didn’t had “not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others doing their jobs like they knew I would like them to do”.

“Obviously, some didn’t,” DeGeneres wrote. “Now that will change and I am committed to making sure that does not happen again.”


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