Ellen DeGeneres has always been a picture perfect talk show host. She doesn’t ask demeaning, rude questions to her guests, and as far as we knew, she was always kind to everyone.
Recently, however, DeGeneres faced backlash, after comedian, Kevin T. Porter, tweeted out the following:
Well, Porter certainly gained some attention with that tweet. People started rolling in with stories, and Twitter user, Chris Farah responded with this story: “I worked on @RealFoodDaily, and served her & Porsha at brunch. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish (not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand). I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired.”
One by one, people were commenting negative stories that they’ve either heard or experienced, involving DeGeneres.
Even popular YouTuber, Nikki Tutorials, came out and expressed her subtle disdain for the host.
Tutorials appeared on a talk show in the Netherlands, not long after her appearance on The Ellen Show, and when asked what it was like to be on the show, Tutorials stated that: “Let’s just say there’s a huge difference between this show and Ellen… and I’m saying that in favor of this show.”
Tutorials also admitted that while it was great to be recognized on such a well known show, DeGeneres allegedly wasn’t as nice as she had hoped.
This was just a few days after Porter had released his statement on Twitter. Since then, DeGeneres found herself in an even deeper hole.
On Monday, DeGeneres premiered her “at home” episode of the show, and she made a comment that didn’t sit well with the viewers. “Being in quarantine is like being in jail. It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for ten days and everyone in here is gay.” While it was most likely meant to be a joke, she was already walking on thin ice. So, social media users took that opportunity to explain why the comment wasn’t as humorous as she had thought.
One Twitter user responded with the following: “hey Ellen I am willing to trade your house that you call jail to my one room apartment in NY. Then you can say it’s jail.”
Another user pointed out her privilege of being able to afford the things that she has, and the house that she owns.
Ellen has yet to respond to the backlash, but if she does, we’ll be sure to provide an update on this page.