Allegations about the Ellen DeGeneres show still circulate the internet as speculations were continuously coming out about the show and the host.
Former guests of the talk show wanted to share how it is to be in front of the well-known Ellen DeGeneres and be part of the show.
Dana Dimatteo and her friends flew from Chicago to be part of the Ellen Show segment ‘Make it Rain.’ They have expected it to be an amazing experience, but it turns out that they were completely wrong.
According to Dana, there is a rule that needs to follow if ever chosen to take part in a segment, and that is “not to be funnier and smarter than Ellen.” Since according to the producers, the star and comedian of the show is not her guest but Ellen. Dana also added that the experience was “pretty humiliating,” she told The Sun.
“We were told to act in a very specific way and to only speak if she asked us a question. They made us scream and jump around backstage as a test, it was pretty humiliating.”
She also claimed that the smiling and laughing were all for the show because as soon as the camera is not rolling, the host would not acknowledge or talk to anyone and will sit alone silently.
“During commercial breaks, Ellen would break out of her ‘kind’ of character and sit moodily in silence on her couch, not acknowledging anyone,” Dana continued.
“She didn’t say one word to the audience unless the cameras were on, she snapped out of her character the second the cameras stopped rolling.”
Recently, the staff of the show complains about having toxicity within the workplace. Complaints were publicized in a news portal and cause the show to be scrutinized. And soon after, Ellen DeGeneres’ executive managers were accused of sexual harassment and racism, which have added fuel to the fire.
Previous known staff like DJ Tony shared his experience as well during his stay on the show. He also claimed that there is really toxicity in the said show.
Although there is no claim directly pointing at Ellen DeGeneres, she apologizes through an email sent to her staff and said that she took full responsibility for what happened.