Ellen’s ‘farewell’ message: We gave away a half-billion dollars! In the lead-up to the “Ellen” show’s end, the embattled comedian has faced several scandals, including allegations that “Ellen” has a toxic workplace environment behind the scenes — a bombshell that made the boundary-breaking comedian seem like a hypocrite for her “be kind” catchphrase. In an explosive Buzzfeed report in July 2020, former staffers raised allegations of racism behind the scenes and allegations of sexual misconduct from producers, resulting in an investigation from Warner Media and three producers getting ousted from the show last August. It’s all a far cry from where her public image first began in the 1990s, as an underdog and an LGBTQ pioneer.
“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation,” DeGeneres said in a Season 18 monologue. “I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected … I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
In May, when news broke that “Ellen” was ending, sources told The Post that her contract was up in 2022 regardless, and her official reason for the end of “Ellen” is that it’s “not a challenge anymore.”
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Ellen’s ‘farewell’ message: We gave away a half-billion dollars! Ellen’s ‘farewell’ message: We gave away a half-billion dollars!