TV giant Ellen DeGeneres to end her long-running talk show
Published: 01:35 PM, 13 May 2021 Updated: 01:35 PM, 13 May 2021
Ellen DeGeneres, the most popular star of the American talk show and hosting ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ since 2013, said on Wednesday that she was calling an end of her show that aired 19 seasons.
She called the decision after some staff, even stars who came as chief guests for the show made complaints that the workplace is now very “toxic”.
Former and current staffers alleged that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been a torrid place to work. It has also been hit by slumping ratings.
However, she insisted her decision to bring the curtain down of her show had nothing to do with allegations in the past year of a workplace environment rife with bullying, racial discrimination and sexual harassment.
“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged. And as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter trade publication.
When the complaints from people working on the show came out last summer, DeGeneres acknowledged there were problems, apologized and pledged to do better.
DeGeneres herself was not accused of wrongdoing but three senior producers were fired. – AFP.