The Ellen DeGeneres Show investigation is seeing newer allegations and claims almost every second day. It is both appalling and upsetting to see so many people opening up about the toxic work culture that a show promoting kindness holds. In recent news, one of the producers from the show revealed how he was told: “You don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her.”
A shocking revelation in the Ellen DeGeneres’ toxic work culture row
Niel, a TV producer opened up during the Ellen DeGeneres Show investigation about what it was like behind the camera. He mentioned that he was told, “No one is to talk to Ellen. You don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her you don’t look at her. She’ll come in, she’ll sit down, she’ll talk to Richard and then Ellen will leave.” He further revealed, “I have no idea whether she’s a nice person or not, I wouldn’t have a clue. But I can tell you the people who work with her walked on eggshells the whole time. We’re there to do an interview to promote what she’s doing, but you can’t look at her? Someone get real.” Accounts like these have ripped open questions around kindness that the show claims to be a propagator of.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show investigation: A quick background
To get you up to speed on where this started and what’s been happening: Conversations around Ellen DeGeneres’ toxic work culture cracked open with horrifying claims and accounts of the crew accusing production of racism, mistreatment, and bullying. These allegations, however, have not been made on the host, rather, on the production department as a whole.
The executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show have made a statement in this regard saying, “Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”
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