Ellen DeGeneres has been beneath main scrutiny in 2020. It largely started when comic Kevin T. Porter tweeted that he’d make a donation to the Los Angeles Food Bank for each tweet that included an occasion the place DeGeneres was “mean.” He obtained an awesome response. Since then, DeGeneres has additionally been accused of mistreating her employees and permitting a poisonous work setting to happen at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
But earlier than all this, DeGeneres was feuding with comic Kathy Griffin. Their feud stemmed from the truth that DeGeneres wasn’t a fan of Joan Rivers’ humor. The talk-show host felt Rivers was too imply to be humorous.
How Ellen DeGeneres’ feud with Kathy Griffin began
Griffin spoke about her relationship with DeGeneres throughout a stand-up present that happened in 2018 referred to as Laugh Your Head Off. The present, as Griffing put it, was “not all jokes . . . I’m also spilling piping hot tea.”
According to Griffin, in her final meal with Rivers, the late comic mentioned that she’d felt shunned by DeGeneres and that “Ellen thought [Rivers] was vulgar and not funny.”
After Rivers died, Griffin referred to as DeGeneres to ask her to place her emotions about Rivers apart to pay her respects.
“I just called her and I just said, ‘Look, woman to woman, comic to comic, I think you need to let go of your hatred for Joan Rivers,” mentioned Griffin. “She’s passed away, just do a f*cking tribute, be cool.’”
But, based on Griffin, DeGeneres held agency in her opinions about Rivers, saying, once more, “there’s a difference between mean and funny.”
Griffin says the remark infuriated her and the 2 comedians started to argue.
“That f*cking set me off,” Griffin admitted. “So we had a fight in which I used inflammatory words like, ‘Look you f*cking untalented hack.’ … You know when you’re fighting with someone and you can kind of laugh at a point? Yeah, not that day.”
Ellen DeGeneres’ tweet about Joan Rivers after she died
In the tip, DeGeneres did post a tweet concerning the late Joan Rivers.
“Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone,” she wrote.
A couple of days had handed because the comedians had exchanged phrases. Griffin couldn’t cease fascinated by the argument so she despatched a textual content in an try and make amends.
“It was so ‘Dynasty’ that I demand to be Alexis as long as you’re Krystle. I think we should do a scene in the pool, I think there should be big hats,” the textual content learn.
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But Griffin by no means obtained a response again.
“That b*tch didn’t even respond! But that was a good idea!” she mentioned.
Laugh Your Head Off premiered in 2018. In 2019, Griffin mentioned in an interview with Rosanna Scotto on Good Day New York that she and DeGeneres weren’t precisely shut.
“I am apparently not her cup of tea, but I think she is great… I am not a comedy snob,” she mentioned.
Griffin continued: “I’m vulgar, but I think it’s great there’s clean comedians and prop comedians and topical comedians and observational comedians. I’m just happy whenever a female – especially a female over 50 – is still in the game.”