Ellen DeGeneres has returned to the day-time television circuit for the eighteenth season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres started the show by immediately addressing all of the negative press that surrounded both her and the overall workplace environment of her show.
This long-awaited public response to the controversy has been building for several months as the news of Ellen’s personal behavior towards her workers, along with separate claims of work-place toxicity, were brought to light during the show’s summer break. (Click here for the previous article detailing these accusations).
The roughly five minute long monologue included many topics such as Ellen’s excitement to be back and her acknowledgement of the rumors surrounding her mistreatment of those she employs, the coronavirus, and an apology to both any employee who was effected by the misconduct, and any fan who has been disappointed by this news.
Ellen’s seemingly heartfelt admission serves as a reset button for the show as she vows to improve the daily proceedings for the roughly 270 people the show employs and maintain the overall goal of the program- to help bring viewers an hour of happiness and relief from anything that may be troubling them in their lives.