Katy Perry throws her assist behind ‘optimistic’ good friend Ellen amid her office bullying scandal
Katy Perry has thrown her assist behind her business good friend Ellen DeGeneres, who’s presently going through an investigation over allegations of racism, bullying and fostering a ‘poisonous setting’ behind the scenes of her eponymous discuss present.
The pregnant singer, 35, took to Twitter on Tuesday to reward the 62-year-old broadcaster’s ‘continuous struggle for equality’ and insisted she had ‘solely ever had optimistic takeaways from my time with Ellen and on the present’.
She wrote: ‘1/2 I do know I can’t converse for anybody else’s expertise moreover my very own however I wish to acknowledge that I’ve solely ever had optimistic takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow.’
‘Sending you like & a hug, good friend’: Katy Perry has thrown her assist behind her business good friend Ellen DeGeneres amid her office scandal (pictured on her discuss present in 2017)
The Firework hitmaker added: ‘I feel all of us have witnessed the sunshine & continuous struggle for equality that she has introduced 2/2 to the world by way of her platform for many years.
‘Sending you like & a hug, good friend @TheEllenShow.’ (sic)
Katy, who’s presently anticipating her first youngster with fiancé Orlando Bloom, 43, has been interviewed by her pal on the present quite a few instances, with the musician marking her final look in September 2019.
The host, who has fronted her programme since 2003, has been within the centre of headlines ever since former workers claimed that bullying, racism and sexual harassment had been commonplace whereas engaged on the present.
Defend: The pregnant singer, 35, took to Twitter on Tuesday to reward the 62-year-old broadcaster’s ‘continuous struggle for equality’ (pictured along with her spouse Portia de Rossi in 2013)
Her stance: The songstress insisted she had ‘solely ever had optimistic takeaways from my time with Ellen and on the present’ in an impassioned assertion
Earlier within the week, Ellen’s spouse Portia de Rossi broke silence on the scandal as she thanked followers for ‘standing’ with the TV icon.
The Arrested Improvement actress, 47, shared a graphic that learn ‘I stand by Ellen’ on social media, alongside the caption: ‘To all our followers….we see you. Thanks on your assist.’
Her hashtags continued to ship a message, studying: ‘#stopbotattacks, #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres, #IStandByEllen, and #IstandByEllenDeGeneres.’ (sic)
Portia, who has been married to Ellen for 12 years, additionally added ‘#bekindtooneanother,’ which is how DeGeneres closes each episode of her present.
Below hearth: The host is going through an investigation over allegations of racism, bullying and fostering a ‘poisonous setting’ behind the scenes of her eponymous discuss present (pictured in January)
By her aspect: Earlier within the week, actress Portia, 47, broke silence on the scandal as she thanked followers for ‘standing’ with the TV icon (pictured in January)
Kindness counts: The Arrested Improvement star who has been married to Ellen for 12 years, shared a graphic that learn ‘I stand by Ellen’ on social media
DJ Samantha Ronson has additionally publicly caught up for the embattled star as she took to Twitter on Monday.
She wrote: ‘Unpopular opinion: I’ve labored for @TheEllenShow as a dj, for her events, for years and she or he has ALWAYS been respectful and type to me.’ (sic)
The British artist, 42, responded to social media customers who famous the best way Ellen handled her – a member of the well-known Ronson household – was not reflective of the best way she behaved towards these of a decrease profile.
‘I knew this was coming, however you would be stunned by how many individuals are tremendous impolite while you change into somebody they’re writing a cheque to,’ she stated. ‘It is tremendous disappointing.’
Sharing her aspect: DJ Samantha Ronson has additionally publicly caught up for the embattled star as she took to Twitter on Monday (pictured in November)
Candid: The British artist, 42, wrote: ‘Unpopular opinion: I’ve labored for @TheEllenShow as a dj, for her events, for years and she or he has ALWAYS been respectful and type to me.’ (sic)
‘It is disappointing’: Sam responded to social media customers who famous the best way Ellen handled her was not reflective of the best way she behaved towards these of a decrease profile
Final week, Australian radio host Kyle Sandilands shared his ideas on the matter, claiming the accusations lately levelled towards Ellen by workers had been ‘a bit unfair’.
Talking on The Kyle and Jackie O Present on Friday, the 49-year-old stated: ‘ what these items are like… It is by no means the star that goes on and insists these items occur. It is at all times the idiots which might be round them.
‘Producers primarily, publicists, they’ve actually received an angle drawback. And I do know what they’re making an attempt to do. The publicists, they make these stars appear to be a***holes, and never on objective.’
Late final month, Ellen wrote a considerable memo to her workers, saying that she and Warner Bros. are ‘taking steps, collectively, to appropriate the problems.’
Shock remark: Final week, Australian radio host Kyle Sandilands shared his ideas on the matter, claiming the accusations lately levelled towards Ellen by workers had been ‘a bit unfair’
The present’s guardian firm WarnerMedia final week launched an investigation after the staff went public with their grievances.
Final month one present and ten former workers of the daytime chat present accused its three govt producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner, of ‘bullying.’
The manager producers issued a press release saying: ‘We’re really heartbroken and sorry to be taught that even one particular person in our manufacturing household has had a unfavorable expertise.’
Lassner additionally tweeted: ‘No one goes off the air.’
Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer, is alleged to have ‘groomed’ a former worker by taking him to live shows and showering him with different items and perks earlier than making an attempt to carry out oral intercourse on him.
Kevin Leman, the present’s head author and govt producer, is alleged to have solicited oral intercourse from an worker. Others say they witnessed Leman grope one other colleague.
And Ed Glavin, an govt producer, allegedly ‘had a status for being handsy with ladies,’ in accordance with former workers.
The previous staffers instructed BuzzFeed Information that they consider Ellen knew that a number of of her senior showrunners and producers had been alleged to have dedicated sexual misconduct towards junior-level workers.
Leman and Norman have denied all allegations. Glavin has not addressed the declare publicly but however is stepping down from his place, in accordance with Selection.
BULLYING, RACISM AND A ‘TOXIC WORK ENVIRONMENT’: THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ELLEN
Ten former and one present member of Ellen’s workers alleged they had been bullied, fired for attending household funerals or taking sick go away, whereas one girl claimed to have walked off the job after going through feedback about her race.
‘That ‘be sort’ bulls*** solely occurs when the cameras are on. It is all for present,’ one nameless workers member stated.
Workers stated they had been instructed to not discuss to DeGeneres herself whereas she was on set, and that the day-to-day operating of the present was left to producers.
The workers stated they didn’t have first-hand expertise of DeGeneres being disagreeable, however stated she must take extra accountability for the way her workers are handled.
Nonetheless, allegations have mounted from different sources towards the host herself – sparked by a Twitter thread from comic Kevin T. Porter
Calling DeGeneres ‘notoriously one of many meanest individuals alive’, he requested individuals for ‘probably the most insane tales you have heard about Ellen being imply’.
The tweet acquired 2,600 replies and noticed Porter give $600 to an LA foodbank, after promising to donate $2 for each authentic imply story.
Claims included that workers are required to chew gum earlier than talking to her due to her ‘delicate nostril’, and that she polices workers lunch orders and bans anybody from consuming fish or meat.
Individually, safety employee Tom Majercak – who was assigned to be Ellen’s bodyguard on the 2014 Oscars – stated she was ‘sly’ and ‘demeaning’ to him.
‘Ellen is the one person who I have been assigned to – and I have been assigned to fairly a number of celebrities – that has by no means taken the time to say hello to me,’ he stated.
‘She’s not the particular person she portrays to be that she’s enjoying off of society.’
Warner Bros., the studio that runs the present, has declined to touch upon the sexual harassment allegations, citing an ongoing inner investigation.
Ellen stated she was ‘taking steps… to appropriate’ points along with her workers within the staff-wide memo from final week.
‘On day considered one of our present, I instructed everybody in our first assembly that The Ellen DeGeneres Present could be a spot of happiness – nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody could be handled with respect. Clearly, one thing modified, and I’m disillusioned to be taught that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry,’ Ellen stated within the memo.
‘As we have grown exponentially, I’ve not been in a position to keep on prime of the whole lot and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I might need them accomplished. Clearly some did not,’ she added. ‘That can now change and I am dedicated to making sure this doesn’t occur once more.’
However a number of workers members on the present inform DailyMail.com they don’t seem to be shopping for Ellen’s apology and are calling on her to name it quits.
One staffer stated, ‘She’s solely addressing this now as a result of the publicity is so dangerous for her and her BS model of happiness and kindness. Ellen can throw everybody else below the bus, however the buck stops along with her.
‘At any time when she’d inform viewers to decide on kindness, I might throw up just a little in my mouth as a result of she at all times selected the other,’ they added.
Among the many allegations was one made by a black girl who claimed she suffered quite a few ‘microaggressions,’ her request for a elevate was ignored and she or he was accused of ‘strolling round trying resentful and indignant’ after asking for employees members to endure variety and inclusion coaching.
One other former worker alleged they had been fired after taking medical go away for one month following a suicide try.
Our supply stated: ‘She was completely satisfied to place her identify on the present, but she let these three govt producers do no matter they wished. The fish rots from the pinnacle and Ellen and the three of them are actually rotting.’
Additionally they claimed Ellen and her govt producers will probably be on a ‘witch hunt’ now to seek out who spoke out towards them.
‘Do not suppose for a second that there will not be a witch hunt to seek out out who went public with the worst saved secret in tv,’ they stated. ‘Ellen is imply. She’ll need vengeance for all of this popping out.’
A well-liked declare that has circulated is that workers members had been instructed to not converse to Ellen, and our supply corroborated that declare.
‘She saved herself remoted from the workers. You possibly can’t go up and discuss to her, heck, you possibly can’t even get inside a mile of her on the lot,’ they stated.
Present workers are actually calling on Ellen to name it quits.
‘Warner Bros ought to cancel our present or swap her out for a enjoyable celeb host. Viewers have been fed lies for years. The Ellen you see on TV is disingenuous and inauthentic. She’s a horrible one who has accomplished nothing to assist 99% of the individuals who work for her.
‘But they will not cancel it as all they care about is cash and the present is a money cow.
‘It is time for Ellen to go away TV. She’s accomplished sufficient injury. They need to change her with somebody great like Jen Aniston. She’s at all times a dream when she comes by – gracious, sort and humorous and we’re truly allowed to look her within the eyes!!’
A Wednesday report by Us Weekly claims the scandal is uniting workers behind-the-scenes.
‘They have been calling and texting one another in regards to the story,’ a supply claims to the publication. ‘They’re loving that the reality – which has been an open secret for years within the business – is lastly receiving extra curiosity.’
A supply initially instructed Buzzfeed that the manager producers really feel that ‘everyone who works at The Ellen Present is fortunate to work there: ‘So if in case you have an issue, you must go away as a result of we’ll rent another person as a result of everyone needs to work right here.”
Govt Producer Andy Lassner tweeted with confidence on Thursday that ‘no person goes off the air’.
Our supply stated: ‘Many people have a concept that Ellen behaves this manner as a mechanism to guard herself. She was so broken when her sitcom was canceled after she got here out that she selected to maintain individuals at a distance so as to not get damage ought to this present be canceled. But 17 seasons later it is nonetheless on the air and she or he’s so highly effective now she thought she might do no matter she wished.’
One staffer instructed DailyMail.com: ‘Although our present is crumbling round us, it is liberating for the whole lot to return out into the open.’
Ellen DeGeneres’ memo to her workers addressing mistreatment allegations
Hey everyone — it’s Ellen. On day considered one of our present, I instructed everybody in our first assembly that The Ellen Degeneres Present could be a spot of happiness — nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody could be handled with respect. Clearly, one thing modified, and I’m disillusioned to be taught that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of it’s the other of what I consider and what I hoped for our present.
I couldn’t have the success I’ve had with out all your contributions. My identify is on the present and the whole lot we do and I take accountability for that. Alongside Warner Bros, we instantly started an inner investigation and we’re taking steps, collectively, to appropriate the problems. As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been in a position to keep on prime of the whole lot and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d need them accomplished. Clearly some didn’t. That can now change and I’m dedicated to making sure this doesn’t occur once more.
I’m additionally studying that individuals who work with me and for me are talking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I’m and that has to cease. As somebody who was judged and practically misplaced the whole lot for simply being who I’m, I actually perceive and have deep compassion for these being checked out in another way, or handled unfairly, not equal, or — worse — disregarded. To suppose that anybody of you felt that method is terrible to me. It’s been method too lengthy, however we’re lastly having conversations about equity and justice.
All of us must be extra aware about the best way our phrases and actions have an effect on others, and I’m glad the problems at our present had been delivered to my consideration. I promise to do my half in persevering with to push myself and everybody round me to be taught and develop. It’s essential to me and to Warner Bros. that everybody who has one thing to say can converse up and feels protected doing so.
I’m so happy with the work we do and the enjoyable and pleasure all of us assist put out on the earth. I would like everybody at house to like our present and I would like everybody who makes it to like engaged on it. Once more, I’m so sorry to anybody who didn’t have that have. If not for COVID, I’d have accomplished this in particular person, and I can’t wait to be again on our stage and see you all then. Keep protected and wholesome.
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