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Ellen DeGeneres’ New DJ ‘Defended’ Her – And Yeah, It Was Awkward

As Ellen DeGeneres' career unravels, the talk show host is struggling to find support even among her current employees.

  • Ellen DeGeneres isn’t just struggling to find supporters among her former employees.
  • Her current DJ, “tWitch,” issued a statement that wasn’t exactly a strong defense of his boss.
  • There’s no excuse for Ellen’s lack of accountability for what transpired on her set.

As the vultures circle above Ellen DeGeneres, not even her current employees are racing to her defense.

In a statement that can only be best described as “weak-sauce,” DeGeneres’ DJ – Stephen “tWitch” Boss – proffered a half-hearted defense of the talk show host.

DJ tWitch Said He Had ‘Love’ Ellen DeGeneres

DJ tWitch – who took over when DJ Tony left the show – finally broke his silence about Ellen DeGeneres this week.

Video: Not Everybody Loves Ellen DeGeneres

While he said he had “love” for Ellen, he didn’t come out and outright defend her, either.

We can’t speak too much legally about it, but I’ll say this, there’s been love. Obviously there’s some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there’s been love. I’ll just leave it at that until there’s a time where we can address more publicly. There’s been love and there will continue to be love.

Basically, what he’s saying is that while he appreciates the opportunity that Ellen DeGeneres is giving him, he knows she’s in deep trouble.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement, is it?

Where Is the Accountability?

It seems clear Ellen’s set was plagued by an unsustainably toxic work environment. | Source: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File

There’s absolutely no excuse for Ellen DeGeneres’ lack of accountability for the awful environment she helped foster – or at least allowed to fester.

That’s true regardless of whether Ellen is genuinely as nice as she wants us to think or has always secretly been the “Queen of Mean.” (And yes, there seems to be overwhelming evidence to support the latter assertion.)

It doesn’t matter if she issued her producers’ marching orders or if, somehow, they abused power behind her back. Ellen’s set was plagued by an unsustainably toxic work environment. The responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of the woman whose name graces the title of the show.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:19 PM

Bernadette Giacomazzo

Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post,, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.