A former camera assistant [who happens to be a liberal] on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has claimed the program’s environment could be compared to the film The Devil Wears Prada and Ellen DeGeneres to Miranda Priestly the main antagonist of the 2003 Lauren Weisberger book The Devil Wears Prada, and its 2006 film adaptation of the same name. She was portrayed by Meryl Streep. This is yet another attack on the ‘toxic’ environment on the hugely-popular Ellen DeGeneres show’s set.
The anonymous former employee told the hosts of an Australian radio show that their year spent working there was tortuous, and that everyone stayed only to improve their resume. “I worked there for a little over a year,” she said, speaking to the hosts on Tuesday.
“At the show there is a culture of competition. You are constantly reminded that the show is this behemoth, and it will be there with or without you.”
She said it reminded her of the 2006 film, in which Meryl Streep plays an offensive and demanding boss.
Luckily, Ellen Dengeners, the award-winning lesbian of the 17-year-old show, who has been targeted by the social justice warries of the internet lately has a defence squad come to her rescue.
After hosting the show The Ellen DeGeneres Show and interviewing famous persons ranging from Presidents to Hollywood stars, Ellen DeGeneres has shockingly been accused of mistreatment with staff in 2020 after an inquiry.
The inquiry was prompted by a story on Buzzfeed news, in which employees made allegations of intimidation on The Ellen DeGeneres show. The accusers claimed the workplace was toxic and “dominated by fear”.
In an email to staff, Ellen apologised and said she was “committed to ensuring this does not happen again”.“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention,” she added.
Production company WarnerMedia said “several staffing changes” would take place as a result of its investigation.
To her relief a string of cellebrities ranging from Diane Keaton, Ashton Kutcher, Jay Leno, Kevin Hart, Katy Perry and many more came to her defence to trend #IStandWithEllen or, alternatively, #IStandByEllen.
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