Ellen DeGeneres has finally been finding support amid the entire backlash. For the longest time, the US host had been called out for her ‘rude behaviour.’ Former as well as current staff members of The Ellen Show came forward. They even slammed the producers for the toxic work environment. Today, we have 2 updates – a good and a bad.
Starting with the good one! Ellen works really closely with Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. He has been working as a DJ on the show ever since 2014. Time and again, Stephen has been seen co-coordinating and ensuring the smooth flow on the show. When asked about the allegations, he has a different side altogether.
In a conversation with US Weekly, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss refuted the toxic claims on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He said, “We can’t speak too much legally about it, but I’ll say this, there’s been love. Obviously there’s some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there’s been love. I’ll just leave it at that until there’s a time where we can address more publicly. There’s been love and there will continue to be love.”
Just a week back, Stephen’s predecessor, DJ Tony Okungbowa had shared his ill experience too. He had worked with Ellen DeGeneres for almost 10 years.
A former staff member, on the other hand, had made some new revelations. The anonymous has compared the toxic environment on The Ellen Show with that of Anne Hathaway’s The Devil Wears Prada.
The camera assistant on the Stav, Abby & Matt revealed that many staff members were asked not to be in the same room as DeGeneres. “I worked there for a little over a year. It’s kind of like The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone is trying to make it to the [end of a] year,’ the former camera assistant said. It’s just a badge of honour to have that and have it on your résumé. I wasn’t even allowed in the same room as her. Most people are told, “When Ellen enters the room, you and your entire crew need to leave. Sometimes her bodyguards come forward first and you kind of see them and you know to leave and that’s it,” he shared.
Well, another day, another allegation. Only time will tell where this all ends. Ellen DeGeneres may surely be having a really tough time dealing with it all.