Earlier this week, reports came in that Warner Bros. Television would scrutinize the television show. The Ellen DeGeneres Show after accusations of racism and intimidation by some members of the production team.
According to Variety, the WarnerMedia affiliate recently sent a memo to staff behind the show to report that the company and an outside investigative agency would interview current and former employees about the allegations.
Within the same statement, two articles – one from Buzzfeed, another from Variety – are published this year. In the first, a detailed account was poured that points to racist behavior behind the scenes, as well as inappropriate behavior by producer Ed Glavin. Regarding the second text, it is reported that (after the detonation of the COVID-19 pandemic) some staff members were forced to work with reduced compensation and minimal communication.
“We are truly heartbroken and sorry to hear that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It is not who we are, not what we strive to be and not the mission that Ellen has entrusted to us, « said Glavin and other executive producers of the show at the time. “For the record, the day-to-day responsibility for the Ellen show falls entirely on us. We take all of this very seriously and realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better. We are committed to doing better and we will do better. ”
According to Collider, rumors surrounding a « toxic work environment » on The Ellen DeGeneres Show have been around for a long time, as an open secret. However, this would be the first time that Warner Bros. Television and the producer Telepictures carried out an investigation to confirm or deny the allegations of alleged inappropriate behavior.
Since 2003, the talk show hosted by the celebrated comedian has been a hit on American television. To date, the show consists of 17 seasons and nearly 3,000 episodes.
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