The Ellen DeGeneres Show Is **Officially** Under Investigation For Having The Worst Work Environment Ever

Source -  “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has become the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of workplace problems on the long-running daytime series, Variety has learned.

Executives from show 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, who will interview current and former staffers about their experiences on set, said sources.

A Warner Bros. Television spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. A rep for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

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If there is one shred of good that comes out of 2020 it will be Ellen Degeneres getting canceled. For those of you who don't remember, last spring a viral twitter thread exposed Ellen as being an absolute monster to her former employees. You can read all about it here. Since then a ton of other people have come forward with equally disturbing stories claiming they too were mistreated by Ellen. And you know what? I believe them. I'm not one of these guys who wants to cancel everyone either, I'm almost always anti-cancel, but if you are in a position of power and you treat those 'below' you like shit, you can get hit by a bus. 

From Variety:

In April, Variety reported on the treatment of legacy crew members during the coronavirus lockdown. In mid-July, BuzzFeed published a report alleging racism and intimidation on the show. The memo came from the desks of Telepictures executive vice president Donna Redier Linsk and WBTV vice president of human resources Donna Hancock Husband.

BuzzFeed’s story contained a spectrum of accused racist behavior, from microagressions to jokes about mistaking two Black female employees with the same hairstyle, as well as criticism of statements allegedly made to another staffer by executive producer Ed Glavin. Glavin and fellow executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly addressed the allegations in a joint statement to Buzzfeed.

“We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us,” the group said.

“For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”

Did you hear that? Ellen's executive producers, the ones who set the tone for the entire show, are heartbroken AND sorry to learn that people were mistreated. If they only knew they would've intervened! 

I know nothing will come of this, but it's nice to know that at least these people are getting embarrassed. Hopefully the same can be said for Ellen.