(PatrioticPost.com)- Ellen DeGeneres has faced an onslaught of criticism lately for the toxic work environment she had fostered among her production staff. The comedienne who is best known for her heartwarming interviews and surprising her audience with exciting gifts was recently exposed as angry and rude behind the scenes.
It got so bad that Ellen was forced to publicly apologize for the current and former members of staff who spoke to various news outlets to tell stories of how they were fired or reprimanded for attending funerals or taking leave over mental health crises.
A slew of celebrities, including Jay Leno, have since come out of the woodwork to defend Ellen and save her reputation. On Wednesday, Leno told his Twitter followers that he won’t be discarding his 40-year friendship with DeGeneres on “hearsay.”
I don’t discard a 40-year friendship on hearsay. The Ellen I know has raised over $125 million dollars for charity and has always been a kind and decent person. I fully support her. Jay Leno pic.twitter.com/b3i283YIBk
— Jay Leno (@jayleno) August 4, 2020
“The Ellen I know has raised over $125 million dollars for charity and has always been a kind and decent person. I fully support her,” he said.
Actor Ashton Kutcher also came out in support of Ellen, explaining that he had spoken with her and that he and his team have only ever been treated with “respect and kindness.”
I haven’t spoken with @TheEllenShow and can only speak from my own experience. She & her team have only treated me & my team w/ respect & kindness. She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty. When things aren’t right she handles it and fixes.
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 5, 2020
“She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty,” he added. “When things aren’t right she handles it and fixes.”
Singer Katy Perry said roughly the same on Tuesday, saying she has “witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought.”
That may be true, but does that stop Ellen from being grumpy, cold, and mean behind the scenes to members of her team?
Just take a look at some of the tweets above, and then look at the replies. The celebs are saying one thing but viewers are saying another…