The Ellen DeGeneres show has found itself in hot water after a few employees and staff of the show complained about toxic work culture. They levelled some serious allegations saying that they experienced racism, workplace intimidation, and mistreatment by colleagues on the sets. Even an ex-staffer has compared the workplace environment to that depicted in the flick ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ As the controversy was taking a different shape, Ellen released a statement stating that as her name is on the show, she takes full responsibility for it. However, the latest updates in this controversy suggest that top 3 producers are leaving the show following serious allegations as WarnerMedia continues to investigate, as reported by Variety.
Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have parted ways with the program while other top executive producers Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner will remain with the show. During a meeting in which DeGeneres spoke via Zoom and apologized to anyone whose feelings were hurt. She further said, "I care about each and every one of you. I am grateful for each and every one of you. I feel like I’ve kind of let the ball drop a bit because I’m focused on the show, I go in and I do the show, and I’ve just let everybody to do their jobs – to run different departments. And it just became a well-oiled machine, and I think that is the problem."
DeGeneres added, "It’s not a machine. This is people. These are human beings that are working hard every single day to put this together. This show would not be what it is without all of you.”
In her statement, Ellen defended herself as a part of it read, “I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop. As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or – worse – disregarded. To think that anyone of you felt that way is awful to me.” ALSO READ: Modern Family Actress Sofia Vergara 'Mocked, Repeatedly Made Fun Of' By Ellen DeGeneres; Fans Slam Chat Show Host's 'Racist' Behaviour
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