Social media users quickly gained attention, resurfacing a 2019 interview Dakota Johnson did with the talk show host who was particularly uncomfortable.
Fans also named Johnson with memes meant to portray a lack of surprise.
As a reminder, the interaction between DeGeneres and Johnson quickly became internet fodder a few years ago and usually resurfaces on social media when there is bad news about Ellen.
The conversation, which emerged from an interview on the talk show, saw DeGeneres ask Johnson about his 30th birthday, saying, “I wasn’t invited.”
But Johnson responded with the now famous comment: “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen. You have been invited.
The unusually combative clip has gone viral on social media.
“It will NEVER be funny to me that Ellen’s public downfall began when she lied about not being invited to Dakota Johnson’s party when in reality she couldn’t come because she was ‘She was at a soccer game with her good friend George W Bush,’ wrote one user, revamping the now famous video.
“Dakota Johnson has done more for the company by terminating Ellen DeGeneres than most of your career favorites, and it shows,” wrote another.
“Dakota Johnson reading about the ending of the Ellen show,” prompted one user with a meme.
Another user resurfaced the interview with Johnson in response to DeGeneres’ claim that she was ending her show because “it’s no longer a challenge.”
And another user wrote: “I called Dakota Johnson to say thank you for ending the Ellen DeGeneres show. “
The talk show, hosted by a comedian and actor, debuted on September 8, 2003 and spanned nearly two decades, winning 61 Day Emmys out of a staggering 171 nominations.
As previously reported, DeGeneres will discuss the show’s conclusion with Oprah Winfrey on an episode of Ellen aired on May 13.