Ellen DeGeneres’s brother Vance speaks out: ‘She has been and continues to be a bright light in a dark world’ – Ellen DeGeneres’s brother has her back. Amid the behind-the-scenes troubleswith her daytime talk show, her brother, Vance DeGeneres, has spoken out in support of her.
“If you think Ellen would knowingly allow bullying or racism on her show, you don’t know my sister,” he wrote on Twitter. He went on to say his sibling “has been and continues to be a bright light in a dark world” and called her “one of the kindest, most generous people you’ll ever meet” in addition to “one of the funniest.”
“Ok, I need to say something. My sister is being viciously attacked. And let me assure you – it is all bullshit. I put up a simple statement yesterday that said “I stand by Ellen.” Only a handful of my Facebook “friends” responded to it. If you don’t support Ellen, then you don’t support me, so please unfriend me. I’m sick and tired of my sister being attacked. She always has – and always will – stand against bullying of any kind. She’s a smart, strong woman who has made a positive difference in the world. And to my friends who did respond with support for Ellen and my family, thank you so much. It means a lot.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is under investigation amid claims of it being a toxic work environment. While most of the allegations pertain to show producers — in that they created a culture of racism, sexual harassment and intimidation — DeGeneres is the boss. DeGeneres apologized to staffers in a memo, saying that she is ultimately responsible for the culture as the show has her name on it.
DeGeneres is often speaking about kindness and that reputation has also been called into question. Some celebrities have spoken out in support of her — including Kevin Hart, Katy Perry, Diane Keaton and her wife, Portia de Rossi— while some others have spoken out against. Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond fame said he knows “more than one who were treated horribly by her” and called it “common knowledge.
If you think Ellen would knowingly allow bullying or racism on her show, you don’t know my sister. She has been and continues to be a bright light in a dark world. She’s one of the kindest, most generous people you’ll ever meet. And one of the funniest.— Vance DeGeneres (@vancedegeneres) August 4, 2020
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