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Fans Call Ellen "Very Nasty" And "Garbage Human Being" For Forcing Crew To Endure A 60% Pay Cut

Fans Call Ellen "Very Nasty" And "Garbage Human Being" For Forcing Crew To Endure A 60% Pay Cut

Two sources, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed that the core stage crew for the daytime program didn't receive any written communication regarding the status of their working hours, pay, or even queries about their physical and mental health for over a month.  

Image Source: Facebook/Ellen DeGeneres

Cover Image Source: Facebook/Ellen DeGeneres

Much like most television talk show hosts, Ellen DeGeneres has been filming from the comfort of her mansion. While the 62-year-old has her role in the long-running show figured out, the same cannot be said for her crew members. According to Variety's sources, her team consisting of more than 30 people has expressed their distress and outrage over the treatment from top producers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Two sources, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed that the core stage crew for the daytime program hasn't received any written communication regarding the status of their working hours, pay, or even queries about their physical and mental health for over a month.  



 

One of the sources added that the production staff higher-up in designation would occasionally receive their calls but reveal little. The crew has been further infuriated by The Ellen DeGeneres Show's decision to hire an outside, non-union tech company to assist the host record the episodes of her show remotely from her home in California. Finally, when the production executives weighed in two weeks back, nearly all crew members were informed that they have to face a 60% reduction in pay even the show continued to air, according to insiders closer to the matter. 



 

They further added that only four core crew members are currently working on the  remote version of the broadcast, expressing that this treatment is totally inconsistent with DeGeneres' daily message on her show: "be kind." However, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television, that distributes the show, assured, "Our executive producers and Telepictures are committed to taking care of our staff and crew and have made decisions first and foremost with them in mind." They reiterated that the crew is being paid consistently, though at reduced hours. 



 

Now, DeGeneres is being slammed on social media for not having her crew's back and forcing them to take pay cuts in a crisis as this. Your staff needs to be paid, they have families and payments. In the real world, not everyone has millions of dollars made off the backs, wrote Twitter user, Loui. Another, Wayne Dupree shared: Ellen likes to play this happy/helpful dancing and caring woke lady on TV, but in reality, she's screwing over her crew when they need her most. She's been rumored to be very nasty, sounds like those rumors were true. Janice Chyta added: hasn’t paid her crew in a month or checked in with anyone despite her being worth $490 MILLION DOLLARS!! User @glowingcanary expressed: Ellen is just another garbage human being and trash celebrity and the world just needs to get over celebrities already because none of them give a shit about you or their staff/workers.



 

The claims of the comedian being cutthroat behind the camera aren't new as the host was previously called out for being "the meanest person alive" in a Twitter thread shared by her former employees. Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive, wrote Comedian Kevin T. Porter urging others to respond with the "most insane stories" they have heard about DeGeneres being mean. Television writer and actor Benjamin Siemon shared: She has a "sensitive nose" so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower.



 

Providing another instance, he wrote: A new staff member was told "every day she picks someone different to really hate. It's not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day. They didn't believe it but it ended up being entirely true. Comedian Chris Farah claimed: I worked @RealFoodDaily, 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.



 

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