7 Celebrities That Had Awkward Ellen DeGeneres Interviews; Dakota Johnson Wasn’t The First

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Ellen DeGeneres had one of the crucial recognizable daytime speak exhibits of all time, with a persona that was constructed on nice superstar visitor appearances. For essentially the most half, there was playful banter and witty jokes, however there wasn’t a ton of pressure between Ellen and her company. At least not out within the open. 

However, after staff got here out with allegations that DeGeneres’ present atmosphere was less-than-pleasant, the partitions round her facade have crumbled within the eyes of the general public. And due to that, it’s simpler to look again on completely different interviews she’s completed and see a clumsy or tense encounter. So listed here are some instances the place Ellen pushed her company a bit too far. 

Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,'  May 24, 2016.
Ellen DeGeneres throughout a taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ May 24, 2016 | Brooks Kraft/Getty Images

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1. Dakota Johnson

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Maybe the superstar visitor that began all of it (in response to the web), Dakota Johnson’s unwavering, blunt look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November captured hundreds of thousands of views. 

It begins off with DeGeneres making a passing remark about not being invited to Johnson’s party in October. To which Johnson replied together with her now-infamous line, “Actually no that’s not the truth, Ellen, you were invited.” Johnson then says she didn’t even know that DeGeneres appreciated her.

This could possibly be common banter. But it simply didn’t look like DeGeneres was prepared for Johnson’s solutions. It wasn’t lengthy after this interview that many tales of Ellen’s unpleasantness behind the scenes arose. 

2. Taylor Swift

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In a YouTube clip posted in 2013, Taylor Swift appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Right off the bat DeGeneres mentions Zac Efron as Swift’s boyfriend. Swift insists that they by no means dated, to which DeGeneres blows it off and continues to name Efron her boyfriend. 

DeGeneres then actually desires to get solutions about who “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is about. So she begins placing celebrities’ faces on the display, making Swift ring the bell when it’s about them. All the lads have been linked to Swift, and it’s simply so cringeworthy to observe. “This makes me feel so bad about myself,” Swift stated, after she screamed. 

3. NikkieTutorials

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YouTube magnificence guru NikkieTutorials (Nikkie de Jager) went on DeGeneres’ present again in January after she got here out as transgender on her YouTube channel beneath harsh circumstances. While her interview with DeGeneres was good on the floor, de Jager had some issues to say about it afterward. 

She instructed Dutch tv present, De Wereld Draait Door that DeGeneres was “less-than-kind.” She stated she didn’t get her personal rest room, and that she was greeted by an indignant intern.  “It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me… She didn’t,” de Jager instructed the host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk.

4. Hasan Minhaj

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The Patriot Act’s Hasan Minhaj appeared on Ellen’s present in April of 2019 and was greeted actually warmly. But regardless of saying she was a giant fan, DeGeneres mispronounced his identify. Even worse was after he responded with, “No.” Instead of asking for the correct pronunciation, she was form of indignant and stated, “Yes.”

Minhaj was actually gracious about it, but additionally actually adamant about instructing her — and nationwide TV — easy methods to say his identify appropriately. He stated it was vital too as a result of his mother and father are there. And he has a degree: when you can say Ansel Elgort, why not get Hasan Minhaj appropriate too? They do have the identical quantity of syllables. 

5. Katy Perry

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This one hurts to observe a bit. Katy Perry appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 17, 2017, and he or she was single at that time. DeGeneres desires to play a recreation of “Would you rather” and Perry pretended to be distressed by the concept of getting married once more. DeGeneres then responded with, “You weren’t married.” And then the bit goes a bit too far. 

Perry has to even identify her ex Russel Brand, and it’s form of tense. Considering how public her relationship — and break up — with him was, awkward doesn’t start to cowl. Perry then states that DeGeneres gave her items for her wedding ceremony on the present. And makes a gesture about chopping that out. Which they didn’t. 

6. Justin Bieber

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In 2015, footage of Justin Bieber, bare on trip, have been launched by paparazzi. DeGeneres requested him why he didn’t discover the photographers and even places the nudes on the display behind them. They’re censored, after all, however nonetheless. 

DeGeneres defuses any pressure by placing a photoshopped image of her in a bikini up there too. But makes it awkward once more when she grills him in regards to the “friend” who was staying with him. “Stop, you’re making me blush, dude,” he stated. 

7. Céline Dion

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Lastly, that is the oldest clip on the checklist and doubtless essentially the most awkward. Singer Céline Dion went on the present again in 2007, and DeGeneres introduced out {a magazine} story about her and her household. “You seem like you’re busy with something, because you’re forgetting to cut your son’s hair,” DeGeneres instructed Dion. 

Dion responded with, “Do you have a problem with that?” When DeGeneres didn’t drop it, Dion stated that folks will complain if her son has a bald head or lengthy hair, so she’ll mother or father how she desires. She goes on to say that René-Charles (her son) makes his personal hair choices. 

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