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The Ellen DeGeneres Show Doesn’t Deserve Your Applause

After the WarnerMedia investigation, employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are finally getting a few basic perks. Why is this being applauded?

  • Employees of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will finally receive basic benefits many people take for granted.
  • The new “perks” include such luxuries as a few personal days and time off for doctor’s appointments.
  • This is really the least Ellen could do. Why is it being lauded as some sort of breakthrough?

Ellen DeGeneres said recently she thought she was doing her best. She’s really doing the absolute least.

After WarnerMedia launched an extensive investigation into her show’s allegedly-toxic work environment, the company agreed to bestow on its beleaguered employees some basic perks. Presumably, so they don’t all quit en masse.

Naturally, this is being called “progress” –  but why?

Ellen DeGeneres Isn’t Going to Fire You If Someone Dies in Your Family – Whoop-De-Doo!

There have been a host of alarming allegations lobbed at Ellen DeGeneres and her eponymous talk show. One of the most disgusting was that former employees claimed they were fired for taking bereavement days to attend family funerals.

Assuming the allegations are true, it’s amazing it took so long for them to surface. And as we’ve discussed before, the responsibility ultimately lies on the shoulders of the “Finding Dory” actress herself.

Some of Ellen’s past comments have resurfaced, and people are viewing them in a different light. | Source: Twitter

In response to the backlash that’s finally wiped the varnish off Ellen’s facade, the show plans to give its employees some “perks.”

Among them: employees won’t have to worry about getting fired if someone dies! As an insider revealed to Variety:

Staffers will receive five paid days off to use at their discretion, birthdays off, and paid time for doctors appointments and family matters.

Watch this video for more details:

I’m sorry, but is this supposed to be impressive?

Employees Shouldn’t Have to Beg to Be Treated with Basic Humanity

Never mind the legality of firing someone for taking leave to mourn a family member. What happened to “being kind,” Ellen DeGeneres?

Few people need kindness more than someone who is mourning the death of a loved one – especially a close family member, like a parent or spouse. There’s nothing crueler than compounding the loss of a loved one with the loss of a job.

“Perks” seems like a bit of an overstatement. | Source: Twitter

And we’re supposed to be applauding “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for doing the most basic of human kindnesses – and only after WarnerMedia demanded a thorough investigation into what employees claim was a nasty environment?

Sorry, but she gets no applause from me.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:26 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.