Ellen DeGeneres’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized following a QAnon rally.
According to sources, Ellen’s star had the word “Pedo” written over it with a purple sharpie. The graffiti was seen by people walking by early Tuesday morning. Hours later, the city sent someone to clean the star to remove all marks.
The Blast obtained photos of Ellen’s star after it had been restored but there are still residual marks from the graffiti left. It’s unclear who vandalized the talk show host’s star, but it comes after a wild week in Hollywood.
Over the weekend, hundreds of people who believe in the dangerous conspiracy theory gathered for an event at Hollywood Blvd and Vine. QAnon, the viral Pro-Trump conspiracy theory, continues to grow despite it being pretty batshit crazy.
The Huffington Post best summarized the group writing, “QAnon believers follow the postings of “Q,” an anonymous individual who claims to be a high-ranking official working with Trump to take down a supposed cabal of Satanic-worshipping pedophiles who have breached the highest levels of government, media, and entertainment.”
QAnon believers falsely accuse Ellen and her wife Portia of being connected to human trafficking. yes, seriously.
As The Blast previously reported, Ellen has been having one of her worst years ever. The drama started after ex-employees started speaking out about the toxic workplace at her talk show.
Warner Bros. launched an investigation into the allegations following a Buzzfeed report. Ellen wrote a letter to her staff that was then leaked to the press. It read, “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
The investigation is still ongoing but three top producers, Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman were fired for alleged misconduct. Despite it all, Ellen promises she will be back for next season.