People's Choice Awards 2021: 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' trolled for winning best daytime show
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' is going out with a bang as it received a People's Choice Award in The Daytime Talk Show of 2021 category at the function on December 7. Accepting the award from 'Dancing with the Stars' alum JoJo Siwa, DeGeneres delivered a tear-jerking speech, reminding everyone this is the last tango before the curtains come down on the show which first aired in 2003. "It means more to me especially now," she said to the audience. For the uninitiated, her show was embroiled in controversy for promoting a toxic work culture, and DeGeneres was accused of being rude and cold once the cameras stopped rolling on sets.
"This is our final season so to all the people who voted and to everyone that I have worked with for the past 19 years, we are a family. I love all of you. I'm grateful and thank you for supporting me for all these 19 years that we've been doing the show and the show has been the greatest experience of my life. I have enjoyed every bit of it," she said in her speech. 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' will air its final episode sometime in summer 2022.
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' trolled after winning a PCA
It's no secret that the show has promoted joy and has aired many endearing moments which have struck a chord with its viewers. However, it took a hit after the problematic behind-the-scenes scenarios were made public following which three top producers lost their jobs and Ellen offered an on-air apology, indirectly addressing those issues. In May this year, she announced the end of her show, explaining "Two years ago, I signed a deal for three more years and I always knew in my heart that season 19 would be my last. I want you to know that I've thought a lot about this decision. I sat with it for a while. I meditated on it." DeGeneres confirmed that the controversy had nothing to do with her deciding to end her show.
During an appearance on breakfast show 'Today', she said, "If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year," she said. "I really did think about not coming back, because it was devastating. It started with attacks on me and attacking everything that I stand for and believe in and built my career around. I am a kind person. I am a person who likes to make people happy." Her final season will clock beyond 3,000 episodes and 2,400 celebrity interviews.
DeGeneres's latest win is just another feather in her cap and she continues her reign as the celeb with the most number of People's Choice Awards to her name. However, this didn't guarantee immunity from trolls who came out to play following her recent win. "Who tf is still watching the ellen degeneres show in 2021." Another added, "Ellen Degeneres won an award at #PeoplesChoiceAwards I hate this award show already lol." A third tweeted, "Kelly Clarkson is the best daytime talk show host." Another tweet read, "The show that is getting canceled. Lol" An irate user wrote, "Her show is a straight-up dumpster Kelly was robbed by a dancing clown and a has-been."
Who tf is still watching the ellen degeneres show in 2021— Asia (@asiauddin) December 8, 2021
Ellen Degeneres won an award at #PeoplesChoiceAwards— Michelle✨ (@FabulousBoss_) December 8, 2021
I hate this award show already lol
Kelly Clarkson is the best daytime talk show host.— Caroleigh Horton (@HortonCaroleigh) December 8, 2021
The show that is getting canceled. Lol— RAC2873 (@rac2873) December 8, 2021
Her show is a straight up dumpster 🔥 Kelly was robbed by a dancing clown and a has been— Dave (@Dave15232022) December 8, 2021