Ellen Returns With Season 18 Of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Ellen DeGeneres returned to the sets of her talk show as the 18th season kick-started after a summer of controversies. She did not act like nothing had happened and addressed the elephant in the room from the word go. She said:
“If you’re watching because you love me, thank you. Suppose you’re watching because you don’t love me, welcome. As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation.”
Ellen looked very emotional and different.
Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes For The Toxic Work Culture And Takes Responsibility
“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened, and I take very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility. And I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
Ellen DeGeneres Invites Tiffany Haddish On Season 18 Premiere
Ellen brought her close friend and celebrity Tiffany Haddish as the first guest for the season. Tiffany also came straight to the point as soon as she went to the couch. She said:
“You’re the best, and I love you and I support you 110%. And I didn’t like how people are accusing you of all these things or whatever… you can’t always know what’s going on at the workplace and whatnot.”
Netizens Notice That Ellen Was Not Her Usual Self
Many people noticed that Ellen was not the usual self, filled with confidence and wit. Instead, it looked like she wanted to cry her heart out. Moreover, it looked like Ellen could break down at any moment. Many netizens pointed it out through various social media platforms.