For nearly two decades, Ellen DeGeneres has been dancing with her audience, giving away prizes, helping out those in need, and ending every episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show by saying: “Be kind to one another.” However, in recent weeks the talk show host has come under fire for not being as nice as she seems on camera. And, a new report claims that DeGeneres is “at the end of her rope.”
According to Us Weekly, DeGeneres thought the rumor of her being “mean” to her show staffers and guests was just a one-off. But, now that the rumors have persisted and gained steam, the 62-year-old is starting to realize she might have a bigger issue to deal with.
“Ellen is at the end of her rope,” admitted the source. “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 of DeGeneres’ less-than-friendly behavior began last month when YouTuber NikkieTutorials (Nikkie de Jager) shared her experience of appearing as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. NikkieTutorials appeared on the show in January, and she described DeGeneres as “cold and distant.” The comedian faced backlash during the COVID-19 lockdown, too, for comparing her self-isolation in her $27 million mansion to “being in jail.”
DeGeneres has also come under fire for how she has treated her staff during the pandemic. According to Variety, no one has communicated with the crew on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about their jobs and paychecks. And, a former bodyguard has described DeGeneres as “cold” and “dehumanizing.”
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Despite all of the negative comments and rumors, the ratings for The Ellen DeGeneres Show have been just fine during the pandemic. One insider pointed out that the comedian has been on TV for so long, and people have invited her into their homes for years. Therefore, it will “take a lot more than a bodyguard and a blogger to change how people feel about her.”
The source also claimed that Ellen DeGeneres is dealing with the “mean” rumors by leaning on her wife Portia de Rossi. The insider says that de Rossi is DeGeneres’ “soulmate and sounding board.” But, that doesn’t mean this whole situation has been easy.