Story at a glance:
- She is leaving her show after season 19.
- She has a lot of allegations of enabling mistreatment and being a bully herself.
- Tiffany Haddish might replace her, sources say.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show after 20 years of being on the air.
However, it would be remiss not to mention the allegations of the host being a toxic person behind the scenes, The New York Post reported.
Her 19th season will be her last in 2022, and that’s when her contract was over, a source told The Post. But with her newfound reputation of being an alleged bully it is harder for her to secure A-list guests and sustain the high ratings the show was once known for.
DeGeneres’ official statement for why she is leaving her career-defining role is its “just not a challenge anymore.”
In a BuzzFeed News exposé, former employees made allegations that some of the male producers were abusive. Some would make racially charged comments at the expense of the lower positioned Black crew members while some have had their complaints completely ignored.
All of the producers were under DeGeneres’ responsibility.
“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation,” she said. “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.”
While her show is ending, and she has been “canceled” on social media, she has a slew of televised work slated on the horizon.
She will host “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “The Masked Dancer” on NBC. She is in streaming platforms like “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” on HBO Max and “Endangered” on Discovery+ as well.
Reports have it that comedian Tiffany Haddish will be her replacement, according to Hollywood Life.
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