Ellen DeGeneres Accused of Being ‘Entitled’ After Joking That Coronavirus Quarantine Is ‘Like Being in Jail’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen DeGeneres attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Ellen DeGeneres made her return to her discuss present gig, filming from her residence, in hopes of bringing some pleasure to individuals through the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine and social distancing. It seems that not everybody was so entertained by her joke that being quarantined is “like being in jail.”

Ellen DeGeneres attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Ellen DeGeneres | Steve Granitz/WireImage

DeGeneres’ present is again

Like another discuss present hosts, DeGeneres determined to carry her present again, with some changes, to entertain people who find themselves social distancing and staying at residence through the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the host, who filmed the present in her lounge, thanked important staff, healthcare professionals, and “everyone who keeps us going.” She started, “Thanks for not being here. I wasn’t supposed to be doing my show from my house until next season.”

DeGeneres continued, “I wanted to start doing my new show as soon as possible because it’s really for people who are stuck at home and especially my staff and crew. I love them. I miss them, and the best thing I can do to support them is to keep the show on the air.”

The comic joked that she was doing the present in her lounge as a result of it has one of the best lighting, but in addition “all the other rooms in my house are filled with toilet paper.”

“So whereas we’re all caught right here, I wish to assist take
your thoughts off of every little thing that’s occurring on the planet. I’ve all the time needed to
have this present as a distraction, as a break from no matter’s occurring on the market
that could be disagreeable,” DeGeneres famous. “If you’re feeling down, I
wish to carry you up. If you’re feeling trapped, I wish to set you free. If you
really feel such as you’re going within the flawed route, I need you to again that factor

She added, “It is a strange time and this is what we have to do right now.” DeGeneres then gave a shoutout to her “crew,” spouse, Portia de Rossi, who’s now her director and digital camera operator and her canine, who’s the important thing grip.

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DeGeneres shared how quarantine was ‘like being in jail’

During the house version of her present, DeGeneres stated that they’d been in quarantine for 3 weeks and it had been “nice, actually,” explaining, “because we get to spend time together and talk and really get to know each other. Did you know that [de Rossi] was Australian?”

She additionally stated that quarantine is “like being in jail,”
including, “It’s principally as a result of I’ve been sporting the identical garments for 10
days and everybody in right here is homosexual.”

She wrapped up the brief video by saying, “I feel that
lots of people on the market want phrases of encouragement and that’s what I wish to
do. I wish to unfold mild the place there’s shade. I wish to carry a glow the place
it’s gloomy. I wish to stick a candle the place the solar doesn’t shine.”

People weren’t impressed together with her joke

Many individuals weren’t impressed with the discuss present host’s quarantine joke since she’s social distancing from her $27 million mansion. In 2019, Mansion Global reported that the Montecito, California residence has a visitor home, health club, and an infinity pool.

“What a great look for Ellen as thousands of people sit in actual jail cells just hoping for the best without soap and basic protections,” Variety’s Caroline Framke tweeted.

One Twitter person put it merely, tweeting: “Living in a 15 million dollar mansion is like being in jail? Seriously Ellen?”

“Except your ‘jail’ is a warm home, with access to soap, hot food, and you’re not likely to contract a deadly virus because you’re stuck in a 6×8 concrete cell with people who could potentially infect you with #Covid19,” one other critic tweeted. “What a sadly out of touch and entitled thing to say, Ellen.”

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