Ellen DeGeneres takes home more than 60% of her show's ad revenue and still treats employees poorly. So much for her "philanthropic claims."
Ellen DeGeneres isn’t really that generous.
According to a recent, explosive story, 60% of the advertising dollars for “The Ellen Show” make their way exclusively into her pocket.
The revelation only succeeds in making Ellen even less likable than before (as if that were possible). Remember, this is the same woman who has treated people–including her employees–with such wanton disregard for their humanity.
In a recent Forbes article, journalist Madeline Berg did some extensive research into how much, exactly, Ellen DeGeneres made this year.
Her discovery yielded a staggering number: $87.5 million, which included the $20 million she received to tape a Netflix stand-up special, her first in 15 years. (It was as funny as a cry for help.)
It’s how she got the other $67.5 million that’s worthy of note:
DeGeneres, who has been among the highest-paid celebrities for a decade, still earns more than half of her cash from her daily talk show, thanks to a shrewd business deal that has her getting about 60% of profits from advertising, carrying fees and product placement.
Those are an awful lot of reasons to be a decent person, wouldn’t you think?
While Ellen was making literal hand-over-fist from companies like Shutterfly and Geico, she was crossing the picket line during the WGA strike to tape episodes of her show, rather than standing in solidarity with her writers.
Scotch Tape was writing her checks as she was trying to get people fired for having chipped nail polish, instead of accepting that not everyone in Los Angeles can afford a fresh manicure every week.
Bubly filled her pockets with even more money than ever before, but she didn’t have the decency to give her employees job security at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s time for these advertisers to hit Ellen DeGeneres where it hurts: her pockets. She shouldn’t be rewarded for her disgusting behavior.
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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:03 PM