Imagine being Ellen DeGeneres right now.
You’ve gone from being a highly lauded, charitable figure to one with an unparalleled reputation for being harsh, insensitive, and even aggressive.
Although rumors of Ellen’s deplorable behavior have been swirling for years, it’s only recently that the extent of her nastiness has truly come out.
Ellen has mostly stayed quiet as the stories about her circulate, but we know she was taken aback by the whole situation. That’s what happens when you’re so used to being a nightmare that it becomes the everyday reality – you stop noticing it.
The star can bury her head in the sand all she wants, but her crew is having a party. After years of dirty looks and passive-aggressive silences, staff members finally get vindication.
They’re free to dance on the grave of Ellen’s once impeccable record.
When someone who uses the catchphrase “Be Kind” is revealed to be the unholiest of Hollywood monsters, the world at large is fascinated.
The media goes wild – and rightly so! Why shouldn’t we demask these celebrities for the putrid warts they are?
Back in May, I wrote an article detailing some of the awful things Ellen had allegedly done throughout her career. I’m not the only one focusing a lens on Ellen’s antics, either.
Last week, they published a report with quotes from almost a dozen of Ellen’s crew members, past and present. It wasn’t pretty.
That ‘be kind’ bullsh*t only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for show. I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show.
On the back of that article, former staffers are allegedly feeling a sense of camaraderie. They’re delighted that Ellen is getting her just deserts.
One source told UsWeekly that there was a genuine hype around BuzzFeed’s article:
They’ve been calling and texting each other about the story. They’re loving that the truth – which has been an open secret for years in the industry – is finally receiving more interest.
Rumors started swirling that the show might be canceled altogether, but the production company strenuously denied it.
It’s highly unlikely that the show will be axed given how much money it makes everyone involved. But can it go on as it has?
What’s the next step for Ellen? She can’t stay quiet on the subject forever.
This is one publicity crisis that has been quietly bubbling away for years. It’s finally reached a boiling point.
Ellen can’t just sweep it under the rug and hope it goes away like some of her past transgressions.
This is Ellen DeGeneres, though. Sweet as pie on the outside and hard as a frozen turd on the inside.
The gloves are off, so what will the 62-year-old host do next? Get her writers to pen an opening monologue that accepts all responsibility, or lay the blame at someone else’s feet?
There’s no dance, no quip, no donation big enough to fix this mess. Ellen is in sinking sand. Frankly, she doesn’t deserve an olive branch. She’s rotten from the roots up.
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Last modified: July 26, 2020 9:00 PM UTC