The Ellen DeGenerous Show is one of those shows that is always fun to watch. From Ellen dancing to fun interviews with celebrities and learning about amazing people who have done extraordinary things (plus, seeing the gifts Ellen’s show gives these people), we always find ourselves smiling.

Unfortunately, what something appears to be isn’t always the reality. Ellen’s show is under attack, and now, an investigation into the working conditions has officially  begun. Watch the video below for more details.


While the investigation isn’t specifically about Ellen herself, in the past, there were accusations from guests and staffers that Ellen wasn’t very…shall we say…nice. According to a memo sent to the show’s employees, a third-party company has been hired to investigate and interview staff members to learn more about the work environment.

Back in April, when the show revamped itself due to the coronavirus pandemic, many long-time staffers were upset when they were told that their pay would be cut while, meanwhile, non-union crew members were hired to film a quarantine version of the show at Ellen’s house. Yet, that is not what the investigation is about.

According to staffers, while working in the office, they heard racist comments about Black employees.

In a joint statement to Buzzfeed, executive producers Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly addressed the staffing situation.

“For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”

Do these allegations change the way you think about The Ellen DeGenerous Show?