Ellen DeGeneres is ‘Notoriously One of the Meanest People in Hollywood,’ Comedian Claims

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Ellen DeGeneres, the host of the wildly widespread Ellen DeGeneres Show is understood for encouraging her daytime discuss present viewers to “be kind.” But many individuals who used to work for DeGeneres (or those that have simply interacted with the comic) didn’t discover her to be good–in any respect. Is DeGeneres really imply? One podcast host just lately tweeted that she is “notoriously one of the meanest people in Hollywood”–and lots of of his commenters had examples.

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Ellen DeGeneres throughout a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016 | Brooks Kraft/Getty Images

Comedian requires tales about Ellen DeGeneres being imply on Twitter

Kevin T. Porter, a comic and the co-host of podcasts Good Christian Fun, Inside VoicesMaisel Goys and Gilmore Guys, just lately began stirring the metaphorical pot on Twitter.

“Right now we all need a little kindness,” Porter tweeted. “You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about!” He continued:

She’s additionally notoriously one of many meanest individuals alive. Respond to this with essentially the most insane tales you’ve heard about Ellen being imply & I’ll match each one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank.

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Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe at Entertainment Weekly’s Popfest | Jerod Harris/WireImage

And boy, did the Twitter-verse have tales to share!

The tweets about engaged on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ got here flooding in

One former server remembered:

I labored @RealFoodDaily, served her & Porsha at brunch. She wrote a letter to the proprietor & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate however simply that it was on my hand). I had labored until closing the night time earlier than & this was subsequent morn, virtually acquired me fired.

Others recalled their experiences, or experiences associates had, working for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. One tweeter remembered:

After working for Ellen for over 5 years, shut friend left to have child, & discovered totally different job on a union community present (advantages and many others), Ellen BEGGED her to return then fired her after 1 week, no cause given, and friend struggled for very long time w new child and no advantages and many others.

Another tough story for DeGeneres got here from this tweet:

My sister labored for the Ellen Show for 2 years. This is from her: ‘I saw Ellen in the hallways every day and would say hello and she never once said hello back. She wouldn’t smile. She wouldn’t even acknowledge me in any respect. For two seasons.’

Writer/comic Benjamin Siemon added to the Twitter thread as well, writing:

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Ellen DeGeneres internet hosting the Oscars in 2014 | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

A brand new employees member was advised ‘every day she picks someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, simply suck it up for the day and she or he’ll be imply to another person the subsequent day.

Other tweeters referenced author, comic, and My Favorite Murder host Karen Kilgariff. One individual remembered:

Karen Kilgariff was her head author for five years till the writers’ strike. When Karen wouldn’t cross the picket line she was fired and Ellen by no means spoke to her once more.

“That sucks, Karen rocks!” Porter responded.

Kevin T. Porter donates to meals financial institution for DeGeneres tweets

Other tweeters solely wanted to level to The Ellen DeGeneres Show itself for examples of the host’s lack of kindness.

“Ellen scares people??? With the things they are notoriously afraid of?????Everyday???? On live TV????” one individual tweeted.

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Porter’s tweet ended up getting virtually 2,000 replies.

“Well this got out of hand!” Porter wrote on Twitter. “It’s now hard to tell which stories are real or not, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $600!”

The comic concluded:

If you possibly can, please give to your native meals banks as a result of they’re slammed proper now … actually, be variety, particularly to these in essentially the most weak positions proper now. But be TRULY variety. Don’t settle for an inexpensive imitation.

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