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Ellen DeGeneres Addresses ‘Toxic Work Culture’ Allegations On Season Premiere Of Her Show!

Ellen DeGeneres
Source: Entertainment Tonight

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.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes For The Toxic Work Culture And Takes Responsibility

Ellen DeGeneres got heavily criticized for supporting the toxic work culture that was prevalent behind the camera. However, she accepted her mistake and took responsibility for it. She said:

β€œI 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:

β€œYou’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.”

Ellen DeGeneres
Source: Ellen Tube

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.

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