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Taking the Good With the Bad?

Ellen DeGeneres has been doing good deeds, like Venmo-ing money to people during the pandemic.

Talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has apparently had a rough time recently, ever since rumors began circulating that she's no fun to work with.

According to a source reported by Perez Hilton, as well as Us Weekly: “Ellen is at the end of her rope. She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it’s not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming.”

The rumors that she was mean began in April, when YouTube beauty celebrity Nikkie de Jager said Degeneres was "cold and distant," when de Jager was on the show in January.

That Joke Just Landed Wrong

Last month, DeGeneres caught fire for saying that being quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic is almost like being in jail. Being quarantined in a multi-million-dollar home, like she is, does not sound anywhere near like a jail, so many thought her comments were in poor taste.

On May 11, Insider reported that DeGeneres once called Steve Jobs to complain about the font size on her iPhone. The complaint allegedly came about because DeGeneres had lost her glasses at the time, and couldn't read a phone text.

Insider sourced a producer about this, who said, "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."

What's Going On With Her Staff?


There's more: Variety reported in April that members of DeGeneres' crew on the show were basically left in the dark about the status of their jobs and how they would get paid during the coronavirus crisis. DeGeneres' former bodyguard has also said the talk show host was "cold" and "dehumanizing."

That's not a good look for anyone.

A Simple Check-In Would Be Nice

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Variety writes that more than 30 crew members didn't get any written communication about what might happen to their jobs -- including pay and working hours -- while the talk show is basically on hold.

Further, some employees say that no one has been checking in on them to see how they're doing or whether they even have coronavirus.


Of course people had a lot to say about the rumors that DeGeneres is not great to be around, with opinions coming from both sides.

@Maricel84645150 tweeted: "You know I been seeing a lot of mean tweets about @TheEllenShow for being 'rude' but honestly not everyone in the world is nice. You're probably an asshole yourself if your wanting to talk bad about someone you physically don't know."

@CrystalBravo15 wrote to @TheEllenShow to send her support.

"I love your show. You are a true inspiration to many people Ellen. Your kind heart and genuine humor is what we need more of in this world. God bless you and stay safe. I hope one day i can visit your show."

@TheJoyWriterx2 had some advice for DeGeneres:

"At a certain point @TheEllenShow, you may want to consider how you can change rather than just say it's sour grapes ... I would much rather have read that you've hired your staff back, apologized, been doing more introspection, donated...."

There's still plenty of time in this pandemic to think about that.

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