At the end of each episode, the moderator of the talk show, Ellen DeGeneres, says to the audience: “Be friendly to each other”.
But a shocking Twitter thread raises doubts as to whether she practices what she preaches.
Weekends writers and comedians Kevin T. Porter tweeted: “At the moment we all need a little friendliness. You know how Ellen DeGeneres always speaks!
“She is also notoriously one of the meanest living people. Answer that with the craziest stories you heard about Ellen as mean and I’ll match everyone with $ 2 with @LAFoodBank.”
There were more than 1000 replies to Porter’s tweet telling people about their not so nice experience with Ellen.
Of course, it is difficult to verify that any of the stories are legitimate, but most of the stories below are from verified Twitter accounts.
TV writer Benjamin Siemon replied to Porter’s tweet, “She has a” sensitive nose, “so everyone has to chew gum from a bowl in front of her office before speaking to her. If she thinks you smell that day, you have to go home and shower. “
He also tweeted, “A new employee was told that every day she chooses someone who is different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just soak it up for the day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day. You didn’t believe it, but it turned out to be completely true. “
Chris Farah tweeted: “I worked at RealFoodDaily and serve them … at brunch. She wrote a letter to the owner and complained about my broken nail polish (not that it was on her plate but only on my hand). I had worked until the night before and that was the next morning, almost fired me. “
Author Allison Freer wrote: “Worked on a Show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was the 50th birthday of our show runner. Caterers grill steaks outside for a special chic lunch. Ellen sent someone over to ask them to stop because she doesn’t eat meat. It is the worst. “
She also tweeted, “I have one more meal: she monitors her crew’s meal orders, no one is allowed to eat fish, etc. They would hide on our stage to eat what they wanted from her.”
Stand-up comedian Josh Levesque replied, “Another friend of mine was a PA on their show, and when Russell Brand came into the break area of the employees to chat and hang out with the crew, Ellen came in and got angry on him – he said I didn’t have to interact with these people, so guests have their own area behind the scenes. “
Singer Detox tweeted: “An old friend was working on her lot and smiled and said” Hello “one day and she got rid of it. “What do you think who you are? You don’t look at me” yada yada. She said Portia was with her and felt ashamed and tried to calm her down. Has changed my mind about her forever. “
After being flooded with answers, Porter tweeted, “Well, it’s out of control! It’s hard to tell which stories are real or not now, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $ 600! “