Ellen Degeneres to talk to fans amid firing of producers from her show

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Aug 25, 2020, 06:44 PM(IST)

Ellen DeGeneres Photograph:( Twitter )

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'The Ellen Degeneres Show' has been in the middle of controversy and been accused of toxic workplace culture.

As the controversy around workplace culture being toxic on her show's sets continues, Ellen Degeneres is reportedly planning to interact with fans to clear the air. Her show 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' has been in the middle of controversy and been accused of toxic workplace culture.

Ellen was recently asked by a reporter about her show, following the firing of three senior producers. She said she would interact with fans to address the subject. "I will be talking to my fans," Ellen said.

A while back, soon after Warner Bros. Television said three senior producers were being fired over the toxic work culture, Ellen had 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.

"I could not have the success I`ve had without all of your contributions. My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that. Alongside Warner Bros., we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we`ve grown exponentially, I`ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I`d want them done. Clearly some didn`t. That will now change and I`m committed to ensuring this does not happen again," she had further tweeted.

Ellen has apologised to her employees over virtual meetings. There were rumours that show would permanently go off-air but the chat show host has refuted them and said that a new season will air very soon. The show at the moment has been pulled down on several TV networks and repeat telecast of old shows are also not being aired.

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