We’ve been telling you about claims that Ellen DeGeneres and her staff don’t live by her daytime talk show’s “Be Kind” message. As “The Ellen Show” gets probed for workplace misconduct over its reportedly “toxic” environment, Ellen herself has officially apologized to her staff. In a letter.
In the note, Ellen says she always wanted “The Ellen Show” to be “a place of happiness” – a place where no one raises their voice, and everyone is treated with respect. But based on the stories her current and former staffers have been coming forward with, she sees that “something changed,” and for that she’s sorry and “disappointed.”
Ellen admits that as the show has grown, she hasn’t been able to “stay on top of everything” – she’s had to rely on others to do their jobs right, and she sees that “clearly some didn’t.” From now on, she’s pledged to be “committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”