Last week, Ashton Kutcher, Katy Perry, Diane Keaton, and Jay Leno all showed their support for Ellen DeGeneres.
Six years ago, the comedian posed for a group photo with Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and more at an award show.
In Touch Weekly recently pointed out that the celebrities in the viral photo with DeGeneres have not come to her rescue amid a slew of criticisms.
The tabloid also published a cryptic headline saying that Hollywood abandoned Portia de Rossi’s wife. And DeGeneres is, allegedly, crushed because no one is standing up for her.
However, this bold statement isn’t necessarily accurate. Even though they are just a handful, some celebrities already defended DeGeneres.
Last month, 10 former employees on Ellen Show told BuzzFeed News that there’s a toxic work environment on the set of the program. Some of them also claimed that there was racism and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Days later, former employees Hedda Muskat and Tony Okunbowa also said that they were witnesses to the toxic work environment on Ellen Show.
Ellen DeGeneres immediately apologized to her former staff amid the allegations. And she also said that she would stay on top of the issue to make sure that it won’t happen again.
Unfortunately, the comedian’s apology didn’t sit well with a lot of people.
An unnamed source told the tabloid that DeGeneres needs Hollywood’s support now to help clear her name, but she’s not getting any.
“Ellen isn’t getting the support from Hollywood. The silence is deafening,” the source said.
Last year, Dax Shepard and Blake Shelton defended DeGeneres after she drew flak for hanging out with George W. Bush. However, Shepard and Shelton have not said anything about DeGeneres amid the recent allegations.
“This is different. A lot of celebrities are waiting to see how this all plays out,” the source said.
Warner Bros. is, reportedly, investigating the matter. And they will be talking to former and current employees of Ellen Show.
Despite all the controversies, DeGeneres will, reportedly, return to host the program.
“And how is she supposed to face her famous guests, especially the ones who didn’t defend her, on her show from now on? This is a nightmare for Ellen DeGeneres,” the source said.
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