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In the most recent headlines to take attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matters movement, and the calls to stop powerful men in the arts and law from sexually assaulting their female colleagues, there have been revelations that popular daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres is an absolute piece of work.
This has come as a shock to everyone, but no one more than people who actually work in the TV and film industry.
“What the hell?” says Ken, a local cameraman, from Prime7 Betoota.
“I always thought Ellen was great fun. Turns out it’s an all an act”
Another local media employee, Sally, a producer for WakeUpBetoota on the Imparja network, says she thought Ellen would be hard but fair at the most.
“I thought she’d be like all the great TV personalities i’ve worked with over the years. You know, like, Amber Sherlock and Don Burke”
“I can’t believe these accusations!”
Last month, 11 current and former employees of the hugely popular talkshow, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, spoke out, alleging that there is a “toxic workplace environment” on the show, with one black employee saying that a writer made racist comments.
Other employees said they were fired after taking bereavement days to attend the funerals of family members, and that Ellen is incredibly mean when she’s not dancing with middle aged women in the audience.
While DeGeneres has long said she is not as nice as people think – even releasing a whole Netflix special to reiterate that exact point – this still comes as shock to the braindead journalists who continue to generate news articles and Twitter trends out of these HR incidents.
“I just, I just can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it” says Brenda, the administrator of the official ‘Ellen DeGenres Fans In Betoota’ facebook page.
“She’s just got such a dry passive aggresive wit and is so rich. I thought she would be a scream to be around!”