Ellen DeGeneres's workplace misconduct being probed by WarnerMedia, Angry Internet says 'you reap what you sow'

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' has become the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of workplace problems


                            Ellen DeGeneres's workplace misconduct being probed by WarnerMedia, Angry Internet says 'you reap what you sow'
Ellen DeGeneres (Getty Images)

Is Ellen DeGeneres a mean host? The rumors have been going around for a long time now and a while back, we reported how the staff and crew of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' were said to be "delighted" that the "toxic" atmosphere behind the scenes was finally exposed. Now, the talk show has become the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of workplace problems, as per a Variety report.

A couple of months ago, the host of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' was branded "mean" and "cold" and as more negative reports surfaced from former guests and ex-employees, it came as a major shock to the world. It's ironic then that she ended her show with the phrase “Be kind to one another,” isn't it? 

Executives from producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television sent a memo to staffers last week saying they have engaged WBTV-owner WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm after the working conditions at the show were exposed. In April, a Variety story highlighted the treatment of crew members during the coronavirus lockdown and in mid-July, BuzzFeed's full-blown report cast light on the rampant racism and intimidation on the show. 

Ellen DeGeneres (Getty Images)

No sooner did the news make its way to Twitter, there was much chatter on what the final result may turn out to be. Talk show host John Ziegler said, "Gee, I wonder how, with no media pressure for a “guilty” verdict, how this investigation will turn out?! The suspense is thick!" Another tweet said, "Damn, this is getting serious... not just rumors anymore or people speaking up, but actual (reported) investigation."

One Twitter user said, "Because Hollywood is a cesspool and Ellen isn't a good person, she only plays one on TV," and another posted, "Ellen always seemed to treat celebrities like they were her equals but real people like they were her inferiors. It was subtle but there." One said, "Ellen DeGeneres being a vindictive person has been an open secret in the industry for years..." Another said, "Cancel everything Ellen." One went on to say: "You reap what you sow. Doesn't surprise me a whole lot when you talk about Ellen. It's too bad, you want to like her so much, until you work for her."

Executive producer Ellen DeGeneres speaks during the 'One Big Happy' panel discussion at the NBC/Universal portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015, in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)

One tweet read, "I watched her for a while but stopped. Her games all have a sadistic streak and you could see the enjoyment in her eyes at the expense of others," and another said, "Not surprised. She's always given me the creeps and a fake aura. After lockdowns started and she complained about having to stay home in her million-dollar mansion, I thought my creepy and fake feelings were accurate."

Many were sad after hearing the news. "Don’t know how I feel about this. It sucks if the rumors that she was anything but kind to her staff..but at the same time whatever her agenda is for doing so, she helped so many people with their education, house payments, recognized so many people that deserved it." 

As per reports, the memo came from the desks of Telepictures executive vice president Donna Redier Linsk and WBTV vice president of human resources Donna Hancock Husband. Meanwhile, a third-party consultant is also involved but the name isn't clear as of now.

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