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Ellen DeGeneres is the rudest despite telling viewers to 'be kind', insiders claim: 'The stories are all true'

Former employees of Ellen DeGeneres have revealed that the talk show host is not as nice as she'd have you think
UPDATED MAY 10, 2020
(Getty Images)
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Ellen DeGeneres has been accused of not being the nicest of people despite ending her popular talk show with a message to "be kind" to others. 

According to a former 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' staffer, "the stories are all true!" referring to recent reports that Ellen is also allegedly one of the rudest celebrities in the world. "Is she always nice? No. It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it," the staffer added, NY Post reveals. 

During the past few weeks, the talk show host has been making headlines for her reportedly mean and unkind ways. A Twitter thread called her "one of the meanest people alive" for allegedly complaining about a waitress's chipped nail polish.  This comes after reports stated that her crew members would have to face a 60 percent reduction in pay even though the show continues to air amid the coronavirus pandemic. The news drew a lot of criticism for the comedian. Social media, in fact, went on to call her a 'very nasty' and 'a garbage human being' for not taking care of her employees. 

She had also allegedly told staff that they should not make any eye contact with her. It was just last week that a former bodyguard of Ellen who had protected her while she was hosting the 2014 Academy Awards spoke to Fox News and said how unfriendly she was. 

"Ellen pretty much just gave me a side glance out of her eye and didn’t even say 'hello,' or 'thank you for protecting my mother, my wife, and me'. It was very cold and it was very sly and it was actually kind of demeaning in the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle," Tom Majercak revealed. He was assigned to protect her during 2014 Oscars and with this statement also backed reports of her unfriendly demeanor.

Ellen DeGeneres has been branded as one of the meanest people by former employees (Getty Images) 

An ex-associate producer remembered an incident that had taken place many years ago in Ellen's office when the talk show host had lost her glasses and could not read a text on her iPhone. "She stopped everything and made a call," the producer shared. 

"Next thing we know, we literally hear [Apple CEO] Steve Jobs pick up and say ‘Hi, Ellen’ … Ellen told him the iPhone should have a bigger font. That’s her. It’s not that she’s some demon. She just lives in an incredibly privileged bubble and is out of touch with the real world," the producer continued. 

62-year-old Ellen always tells her viewers to "be kind" to one another at the end of each show but her alleged actions don't seem to be reflecting the same warmth. A former staff writer for the show, Steven Mazan said, "One of the things I liked about her was that behind the scenes she had a darker sense of humor."

"I never saw her as vindictive. I think people want to believe the Ellen you see on TV is the whole Ellen or the real Ellen. But nobody is that uncomplicated," Mazan added. 

We had previously reported that comedian Kevin T Porter also shared the view that she is "one of the meanest people" and took to his social media to say that he would donate money for every single "real" response that he receives from fans and followers on their "most insane" stories about Ellen

Comedian Chris Farah claimed that she had almost allegedly got fired from her job because of Ellen. She took to Twitter to share, "I worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & [Portia de Rossi] at brunch. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish. Not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand. I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired."