The latest stars to voice their support for Ellen DeGeneres were Katy Perry, Diane Keaton and more figures from the world of Hollywood. The A-listers fondly described her as a kind person, referencing their past interactions with the TV show host.
However, the DJ for the syndicated talk show for numerous years, Tony Okungbowa, said that he could attest to the “toxicity” that current and former staff members have described previously.
Keep reading to see who have addressed the persisting controversy surrounding The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
I haven’t spoken with @TheEllenShow and can only speak from my own experience. She & her team have only treated me & my team w/ respect & kindness. She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty. When things aren’t right she handles it and fixes.— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 5, 2020
In a tweet, the actor said that he hasn’t spoken with @TheEllenShow and he can only speak from his own experience. He recalled that Ellen and her team have only treated him and his team with kindness and respect, and that she never pandered to a celebrity which to him, he always sees as a refreshing honesty. He added that when things aren’t right, Ellen handles it and fixes them right away.
1/2 I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow. I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 4, 2020
The singer tweeted, knowing she can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides her own but she wants to acknowledge that she has only ever had positive takeaways from her time on the @TheEllenShow and with the talk show host.- Advertisement -
On social media, the comedian shared that he has known Ellen for years and he can honestly say that she’s one of the “dopest” people on the planet – from day 1, she has treated his family and his team with love and respect. He then mentioned that he looks forward to the future where everyone can get back to loving one another, and that his post isn’t meant to disregard others’ feelings and experiences – it’s simply to show his experiences with his friend and express his love for Ellen.
At present, the show’s producers already launched an internal investigation regarding the matter. The talk show host herself has written a letter addressed to the staff. In addition to these celebs who showed their support for Ellen, her wife Portia de Rossie also took to social media to offer her love and support.