Ellen DeGeneres has a number of powerful and successful friends, but none of them comes at her defense.
Ellen DeGeneres is having a tough year. The daytime talk show host has been plagued with “mean” comments for allegedly not treating the staff and crew of her show well. On top of that, her show’s workplace has been placed under investigation. But no one spoke to defend her.
Ellen DeGeneres dumped by friends
However, even if she has powerful connections and has been surrounded by A-listers, none of them has spoked to her aid, New York Post reported.
“Ellen has gained a reputation as a friend to the stars, but A-listers would have to take great risks to publicly defend the show,” a source told The Sun.
“The explosion of the #MeToo movement has really shone a light on workplace conduct in Holly- wood. Studios are under pressure to change the culture.”
Ellen’s Oscars selfie
Ellen DeGeneres’ A-listers friends can be identified when she hosted the Academy Awards in 2014. DeGeneres posed for a selfie with Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and Bradley Cooper.
However, according to the outlet, some fans looked at the photo differently after Tom Majercak’s revelations. He came forward and said the host treated him in a “demeaning” way.
The story behind the Oscars
Tom Majercak served as a senior manager of operations for Security Imagery Specialist (ISIS) for 10 years. During the 86th Academy Awards, he was assigned to escort DeGeneres. He also looked dafter DeGeneres’ mom and wife Portia de Rossi throughout the night.
He would accompany them from the red carpet to the Dolby Theatre, but the experience was less than pleasant than he expected.
“I’m holding their hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people. Ellen is the one person that I’ve been assigned to — and I’ve been assigned to quite a few celebrities — that has never taken the time to say hi to me,” Majercak told Fox News.
According to him, de Rossi was “very pleasant,” and they carried on a conversation. However, things went awry when the Scandal star introduced him to DeGeneres.
According to Majercak, DeGeneres only gave him a side-eye glance and never greeted him. There was no “hello” or “thank you” until they parted ways.
“It was very cold and it was very sly and it was actually kind of demeaning in the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle.”
Portia stays by her side
Just like Ellen DeGeneres’ friends, her wife, Portia de Rossi, never said a word about the issue. However, the host is very grateful to her for staying amid the various controversies plaguing her.
DeGeneres and de Rossi chose to be together because they had partners when they met. They broke up with their previous partners to be together, and de Rossi is showing Ellen that she’s sticking with her.
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