Trouble on Ellen
There’s trouble on the happiest place on TV?
That could only mean on EllenLand….or just simply The Ellen Degeneres Show.
Sparked by a recent report by online sources, Emmy-award winning comedienne and talk show host, Ellen De Generes, had to make a public apology with regards to the toxic work environment that was being talked about and claimed by members of her staff.
The public apology was in the form of an email that she sent to staffers wherein she expressed disappointment about members of her staff who felt subjected to intimidation and racism.
“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.”
DeGeneres goes on in her email and has confirmed that an internal investigation has indeed been launched by the show’s distributor, Warner Bros. Television, which is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
“Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
WarnerMedia released a statement and said that they along with Ellen are serious about the allegations being made and they take “the show’s workplace very seriously”.
“We hoped to determine the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to understand the full breadth of the show’s day-to-day culture.”