The employees of the famous show, “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon, have recently made accusations regarding the creation of a toxic work culture within the organization. Both current and former employees have come forward to shed light on their experiences in the workplace. In a revealing interview with Rolling Stone, these employees disclosed that “The Tonight Show” has allegedly harbored a toxic atmosphere for an extended period.
Numerous individuals recounted a prevailing sense of gloom within the show’s environment, asserting that they had endured instances of bullying and belittlement, often originating from their superiors, including the show’s host, Jimmy Fallon himself. Shockingly, seven employees stated that they had grappled with mental health issues during their tenure on the show.
What compounds these concerns is the fact that despite the submission of numerous HR complaints, the problems persisted, fostering a troubling atmosphere rife with fear and anxiety among the entire crew.
Rolling Stone’s thorough investigation, which involved interviews with over 80 current and former employees, further exposed apprehensions regarding Jimmy Fallon’s conduct in relation to alcohol. Although he had publicly denied any issues with alcohol, some employees claimed to have witnessed signs of inebriation during working hours.
As a response to these troubling revelations, Jimmy Fallon, the show’s esteemed host, has issued an apology, as reported by Variety. During a recent meeting, he expressed his profound embarrassment and regret, saying, “It’s embarrassing, and I feel so bad. Sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends.” Fallon went on to emphasize his sincere desire for the show to be a source of enjoyment, inclusivity, and humor for all, emphasizing his commitment to making it the best possible show with the best people involved.
It’s important to note that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has been a television institution since its inception in 1954, with Jimmy Fallon taking the reins as the host in 2014. These recent revelations have brought significant attention to the workplace culture of this iconic show and the need for change and improvement within the organization.