Source: Crazy Days and Nights
The daytime talk show host was talking out of her butt and nothing she said in her return is remotely true.
So, the dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of people who have horrible stories were all wrong and we are supposed to believe her.
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Ellen DeGeneres’ apology monologue panned by former employees
Ellen DeGeneres should have considered laying off the jokes.
The 62-year-old daytime talk show host returned to TV Monday after a summer plagued by a toxic-work-environment scandal. During the show’s season premiere monologue, DeGeneres apologized for what occurred behind the scenes and promised viewers she’s the person “you see on TV.”
Mixed in with her apology, however, were sarcastic jokes about how “terrific” her summer had been and how she was trying to work on her patience — or lack thereof. The result didn’t sit well with the former employees she’s accused of hurting.
“Not only did Ellen turn my trauma, turn our traumas, into a joke, she somehow managed to make this about her,” one former employee told BuzzFeed News.
“When she said, ‘Oh, my summer was great’ and that was supposed to be funny, I thought, ‘It’s funny that you had a rough summer because everyone was calling out all of the allegations of your toxic work environment and now you’re the one suffering?’” another former employee said.
Former employees also felt insulted by DeGeneres’ “inappropriate jokes” scattered throughout her monologue given that people had come forward and leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against her former producers.
“When you’re talking about people who have accused her leadership of the seriousness of sexual misconduct, I don’t think it’s appropriate to have jokes in the monologue,” a former employee told the outlet.
In her monologue, DeGeneres also quipped that people shouldn’t brand themselves the “be kind” person because it allows for little wiggle room, a joke that didn’t land with those who allegedly felt her wrath behind closed doors.
“I don’t feel sorry that she’s in a s–tload of trouble because she branded herself the ‘be kind’ person,” a former employee said. “She’s acting like it was something she said in passing that just stuck with her. It’s not something that stuck with her, it’s not an accident. She went forward with this idea and this marketing strategy that was not true behind the scenes.” – Source