Not even you. After working for Ellen for “over 5 years,” this woman claims she found a different job with more benefits after having her baby, but went back to Ellen after she “BEGGED” her to return. The transgender YouTuber NikkieTutorials made some barbed comments about Ellen DeGeneres after appearing on her show in January. — Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0 A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. On Sunday, Kevin T. Porter circled back with an update. There were more than 1000 replies to Porter’s tweet, with people detailing their not-so-nice experiences with Ellen. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand). TV show writer Benjamin Siemon replied to the thread, saying: She has a … Ellen fired her after a week. Maybe I don’t understand the sensitive nose life, but how close is Ellen standing when she’s having conversations with these people? pic.twitter.com/dX08ybhdos, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 22, 2020. The thread received more than 3000 responses from former interns and employees, casting the … that she repeatedly “experienced racist comments, actions, and ‘microaggressions'” during her time at the show. TV script writer Benjamin Simeon also commented that Ellen ‘picks someone different’ in the office to hate every day, a sharp turn from her fun and quirky demeanor she presents on camera. According to TV writer Benjamin Siemon, the staff of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are also forced to adhere to strict policy regarding behavior & personal hygiene. Well this got out of hand! Benjamin Siemon, a TV writer, was one of the many individuals who claims to have had first-hand experience of the comedienne’s apparent unpleasant nature. At the very least, this is textbook toxic boss behavior, and it’s easy to see why working for her could be a nightmare if this stuff is true. Benjamin Siemon, who used to work as a writer for the Ellen Show recalled several stories of DeGeneres’ attitude. When Karen wouldn't cross the picket line she was fired and Ellen never spoke to her again. Reportedly, she always has a different target of choice, and then the next day she’ll move on to someone else. Important to remember that no one is perfect. DAKOTA JOHNSON CALLS ELLEN DEGENERES OUT IN PAINFULLY AWKWARD INTERVIEW. Call me messed up, but this is the sh*t that warms my cold, dead heart. One of the most disturbing stories was about a woman returning from maternity leave. If that sentence was jarring for you, I’m sorry, but it’s time that you know. “Why would you encourage negativity, especially at such a trying time?! After that day, she chose not to return to the show, and hasn’t worked in entertainment since. It's not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day. One former employee, a Black woman, told BuzzFeed that she repeatedly “experienced racist comments, actions, and ‘microaggressions'” during her time at the show. Thankfully, this weekend brought us a viral Twitter thread that has absolutely nothing to do with coronavirus, and everything to do with Ellen DeGeneres maybe being evil. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! Ellen DeGeneres Almost In Tears While Apologizing To Her Staff, Racism, Intimidation, & Mental Abuse Allegations Lead To The Ellen Show Being Investigated. Meanwhile, TV writer Benjamin Siemon claimed Ellen’s not always the nicest to her talk show co-workers, according to stories he’s heard. Hoo boy, I have a few: A friend of mine told me about a custodian she knew who was fired bc he was slightly autistic and forgot he wasn't allowed to look at or speak to her, and he loved greeting everyone. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand). While he said it’s tough to tell exactly which stories are true, he rounded for a final donation of $600 to the LA Food Bank. Upon returning to work, they were informed their role was “being eliminated.” The employee told. Another person claimed that Ellen DeGeneres has a sensitive nose. ❤️, She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive, Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020. Writer and comedian Chris Farah talked about how she allegedly served brunch to Ellen, 62, and her wife Portia De Rossi. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! B) A new staff member was told “every day she picks someone different to really hate. Kevin’s original tweet has over 1,000 responses, and while some of them are people complaining that this whole exercise is mean-spirited, many of the tweets make it seem like Ellen is the mean-spirited one here. Benjamin Siemon said that if DeGeneres doesn’t like how someone smells, she would send them home and ask them to shower. A) She has a "sensitive nose" so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower. Stand-up comedian Josh Levesque replied with: “Another friend of mine was a PA on her show and when Russell Brand came into the employee break area to chat with the crew and hang out, Ellen came in and got mad at him - saying he didn’t have to interact with these people, that’s why guests … Ouch. There was an incentive in this, as he said he would donate $2 to the Los Angeles Food Bank for each claim in what is now a very, very long Twitter thread. Then what happened? "She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower," Siemon shared. Ellen DeGeneres is also an executive producer on her show, but she has not made any statement about the allegations in the BuzzFeed News report. Wendy is messy, but at least she owns it! — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day. Some of them were funny, some of them were disturbing, but they all backed up long-simmering rumors that the Kindness Queen might not actually be all that nice. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air for 17 seasons Credit: James Devaney/GC Images. Why encourage others to criticize another, and so publicly?”, Well this got out of hand! Sign up for email updates and don't miss our top posts, updates and more! Once, a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee with a similar hairstyle, “I hope we don’t get you confused.” At one point, she was labeled the “PC police” by the show’s writing staff for asking that they avoid using certain problematic phrases in segments. Not long after that thread, Ellen was criticized for how her staff was being treated during the pandemic, and this week, published a searing report detailing the “toxic work culture” at. — Brett Ashley Hawkins (@muchbrettah) March 20, 2020, Another brought up Kathy Griffin, who has called out Ellen in the past. We love a pious comic. A senior executive of Australia's Today show says he was told not to look at or speak to You will receive an email with a link to set your new password. Just do the positive thing you have suggested, which is support the food bank. Right now we all need a little kindness. “Ellen’s been in our homes for so long, it’ll take a lot more than a bodyguard and a blogger to change how people feel about her,” one source told Us Weekly. https://shsthepapercut.com/47603/entertainment/ellen-we-got-you — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. It appears as though Ellen has rubbed plenty of people up the wrong way throughout her glittering career. One of my personal favorite Ellen stories that came out of this, though, is about her “sensitive nose.” According to this tweet, she’s super sensitive to smell, “so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her.” Okay, what? “Her best response is just being happy Ellen on the show every day.” “Ellen is at the end of her rope,” another source told the outlet. Images: David Crotty/Getty Images; kevintporter, missabsinthe, elpez3, chrislfarah, benjaminjs / Twitter. So yeah, thinking about all the people Ellen DeGeneres may (allegedly) have yelled at is what’s getting me through this day of social distancing. with numerous current and former employees claiming they “faced racism, fear, and intimidation” during their time at the show. pic.twitter.com/dX08ybhdos, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 22, 2020. — Chris Farah (@ChrisLFarah) March 20, 2020. If you have any personal stories about Ellen being a monster, feel free to comment or slide into my DMs, because I really need something to smile about. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020, TV host Benjamin Siemon dropped a somewhat wacky allegation about Ellen. And these poor employees simply have to suck it up and endure her wrath for the day. Writer and comedian Benjamin Siemon came armed with several bits of Ellen tea, also claiming that she likes to pick “someone different to really hate” every day. I’ve alluded to this before, but on Friday, comedian Kevin T. Porter invited people to share “the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean” in exchange for donations to the LA Food Bank. “Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to her because her comedy (and Kathy’s) were ‘the wrong kind,’ too mean-spirited. Multiple employees quoted in the new report have stories about being fired after taking necessary medical leave. I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) ... Before you make up your mind about Ellen, please, please, please remind yourself of the single greatest moment in the history of daytime television when Dakota Johnson calls Ellen out on her playground bullshit––and then watch Ellen … Reportedly, she always has a different target of choice, and then the next day she’ll move on to someone else. Great work, Kevin, and great work to everyone who shared these stories. Ellen DeGeneres was slammed repeatedly online over the weekend by former employees and others who repeatedly talked about her alleged mean behavior. (Also, we’re raising money for charity, so stop complaining.) Obviously, it’s difficult to know if each story is 100% true, but you know, where there’s smoke there’s fire, and this is a lot of f*cking smoke. UPDATE: Back in March, we went through a viral Twitter thread, in which dozens of people shared their negative experiences with Ellen DeGeneres. Dylan Hafer has watched over 1000 episodes of Real Housewives because he has his priorities in order. Just because Ellen is (allegedly) psycho doesn’t mean we all have to just live in her fantasy world. She says that she wasn’t taken seriously when she brought these and other issues to her boss, and eventually she was reprimanded for “looking resentful and angry” by raising concerns. Right now we all need a little kindness. — Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020. Ooh, we love a charitable moment that also gives us good gossip. One employee recalled that during their time at the show, they took a month-long medical leave after a suicide attempt. “She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower.”. TV host Benjamin Siemon dropped a somewhat wacky allegation about Ellen. “She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you … — Cassandra Tells You So (@MissAbsinthe) March 21, 2020. We'll send you an email once a week with only the best stuff we put out. It’s now hard to tell which stories are real or not, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $600! I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired. According to the tweet, Ellen “wrote a letter to the owner & complained about [her] chipped nail polish.” She says that she almost got fired because of this, which is just insane. After that day, she chose not to return to the show, and hasn’t worked in entertainment since. Kathy Griffin said that when Joan Rivers died, Ellen staunchly refused to do a tribute to her because her comedy (and Kathy’s) were “the wrong kind,” too mean-spirited. Chris claimed that the Emmy-winning host complained about her chipped nail polish which almost got her fired from her job. While Ellen’s public persona is relentlessly joyful, stories about her tyrannical behavior have been bubbling under the surface for a while. There was some good that happened out of this after all as Kevin stood by his words and donated $600 to the LA Food Bank even though he named the honoree Ms. Ellen DeGeneres (should be Mrs.). Until then, I’ll be watching old clips of Wendy Williams, my daytime talk show queen. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! I’m glad she also tagged the restaurant, because if she actually almost got fired for some chipped nails, that’s not okay. Someone pointed out that Karen Kilgariff, best known as the cohost of My Favorite Murder, was the head writer on Ellen’s show for years—until the historic writer’s strike of 2007. One employee recalled that during their time at the show, they took a month-long medical leave after a suicide attempt. Once, a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee with a similar hairstyle, “I hope we don’t get you confused.” At one point, she was labeled the “PC police” by the show’s writing staff for asking that they avoid using certain problematic phrases in segments. They didn't believe it but it ended up being entirely true. ❤️, She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive, Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank, — Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020. That’s not the only story about her allegedly screwing over a long-time employee. She says that she wasn’t taken seriously when she brought these and other issues to her boss, and eventually she was reprimanded for “looking resentful and angry” by raising concerns. There are many more entertaining responses, so you should check out the full thread if you have some time to kill while you’re “working  from home” today. TV writer and actor Benjamin Siemon also claimed that he has heard stories that Ellen is not always the nicest to her talk show co-workers. B) A new staff member was told "every day she picks someone different to really hate. — Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1584725185.0 A staff member was once told that, while filming, Ellen will randomly "pick someone different to really hate" for no reason whatsoever. I’ll never turn down a free piece of gum, but this sounds like a personal problem. Which is why we only send you the most important sh*t. 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