Ellen DeGeneres’s recent decision sent shockwaves across the entertainment industry. Amid the on-going lockdown, the staff members of her show stepped forward and accused her of non-payment of dues and salary. Soon after that, YouTuber Nikkie De Jager and her former bodyguard also opened up about their bitter experience with the US host.
For the unversed, it was said that the employees’ pay at The Ellen DeGeneres Show was cut by up to 60 percent in the midst of the lockdown. This created a storm with netizens on social media platforms backlashing Ellen for her unethical behavior. Although she preaches in every episode about being compassionate, fans have been quick to point out the irony.
Meanwhile, if we believe the hearsay, Ellen has been struggling deep inside. A source close to her revealed, “Ellen is at the end of her rope.” The sources also claim that Ellen’s wife Portia De Rossi has come to her rescue. Portia has stood by her side and is helping Ellen get through the rough phase.
The source said, “Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. Their home life is strained right now. Her real friends never ask her to be funny or tell jokes. They accept her as is.”
However, Ellen has decided to give it back to the haters rather than succumbing to the trolls. She feels like it will take more than a YouTuber or a bodyguard to defame her.
Well, all we can do is just wait and watch how Ellen will clap back to the haters and trolls.