Popular TV host Ellen DeGeneres to soon interact with her fans about the negative publicity that her talk show has drawn on being probed for toxic work culture.
Reportedly, Ellen was asked about her show, after they fired three producers. She said she would interact with fans to address the subject. A while back, soon after Warner Bros. Media said three senior producers were fired for the toxic work culture.
Ellen tweeted to clarify her position. “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case,” she had written.
The popular television talk show has become subject to an inquiry. Following a report of the presence of toxic work culture driven by racism, bullying and intimidation. Reportedly, the show became the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of workplace problems.
Reportedly, the producers sent out memos to staffers sharing that they roped in outside consultants to interview all the employees.
Earlier this month, a report in BuzzFeed alleged racism and intimidation on the show. The piece was based on anonymous testimonials by a current and some former employees. The staff claimed to have faced racism, bullying and intimidation.
It also mentioned jokes about mistaking two Black female employees with the same hairstyle. As well as criticism of statements allegedly made to another staffer by executive producer Ed Glavin. Glavin and fellow executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly released a statement following the report.