- “I cannot speak of anyone’s experience other than mine”: Katy
- “I send you love and a hug, friend Ellen,” she tweeted on Tuesday.
- Some celebrities claimed the real Ellen was cold and mean
Pop star Katy Perry shared words of support for struggling TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, whose image of the ‘Queen of Nice’ has been battered lately. Katy, a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show repeatedly tweeted that she had “never had anything but positive take-out” whenever she was presented; Katy also wrote that she was speaking, of course, for herself. Ellen, 62, has been hit with a slew of charges in the recent past, including fostering a toxic work environment. In addition to complaints from current and former staff, some celebrities have claimed that the real Ellen is cold and mean – in stark contrast to the words she ends her show with most episodes, “Be nice.”
At least one person doesn’t seem to think Ellen degeneres is nasty. “I know I can’t speak for anyone’s experience other than my own, but I want to admit that I have only ever had positive lessons from my time with Ellen and so on. The Ellen DeGeneres ShowKaty Perry tweeted, adding, “I think we have all witnessed the light and continued fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades. I send you love and a hug, friend Ellen. “
1/2 I know I can’t speak from anyone’s experience other than my own, but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive lessons from my time with Ellen and on the @theellenshow. I think we have all witnessed the light and the continued fight for equality that it has brought
– KATY PERRY (@katyperry) Aug 4, 2020
2/2 to the world through its platform for decades. I send you love and a hug, friend @TheEllenShow
– KATY PERRY (@katyperry) Aug 4, 2020
Rumors that Ellen is not so nice and that she is portrayed on the show gathered after 50 shades of Gray Star Dakota Johnson appeared on the show last November and flatly contradicted Ellen’s claim that she was not invited to Dakota’s 30th birthday party. “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Dakota said – it quickly became a meme. “I didn’t even know you loved me,” Dakota said, explaining that Ellen had, in fact, been invited. “Ask everyone,” she said on the show, “Ask your producer”.
Months later, as the world locks in the coronavirus pandemic and Ellen DeGeneres went viral (not in a good way) for comparing quarantine to jail, things exploded. A Twitter thread in which stories about Ellen were shared in exchange for donations to food banks was inundated with anecdotes about Ellen’s supposedly mean behavior. Complaints about serious workplace issues, including racism and harassment, have arisen, which has led Warner Bros. to an internal investigation – to be clear, Ellen herself is not accused of harassment, but to foster a toxic environment at work.
It wasn’t until recently that actor Brad Garrett shared a report from Variety about Ellen’s apology to staff and tweeted, “Sorry but this is from the top, Ellen. Know more than one who was treated horribly. by it. Common knowledge. “
Sorry but it’s coming from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who was treated horribly by her. Common knowledge. DeGeneres Sends Emotional Apologies To Staff – Variety https://t.co/D0uxOgyyre
– Brad Garrett (@RealBradGarrett) July 31, 2020
Responding to a People magazine article on Brad Garrett’s tweet, Lea Thompson tweeted Friday: “A true story. It’s true.”
True story. This is.
– Lea Thompson (@LeaKThompson) July 31, 2020
Hours before Katy Perry’s tweets, Ellen DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi also thanked those who had backed the comedian amid the allegations. She shared a photo on Instagram with a text that read, “I’m by Ellen’s side” and captioned it, “To all of our fans … we see you. Thank you for your support. #Stopbotattacks. #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres #IStandByEllen #IStandByEllenDeGeneres. “
Ellen DeGeneres has hosted the eponymous talk show since 2003 – her guests included Priyanka Chopra. Ellen is also an actress and producer, and has hosted big shows such as the Oscars.