Right now there are a lot of rumors circulating that The Ellen DeGeneres Show is being canceled, making it the latest thing to be removed in weeks of “cancellations.” If you’re hearing the same and want to know why is Ellen’s show canceled, we’re rounding up the truth.
Where are these “mean” rumors coming from?
The rumors that Ellen’s happy personality may not be what it really is behind the camera seems to have started when YouTube beauty star Nikkie de Jager from NikkieTutorials shared her less-than-positive experience being on The Ellen Show in March 2020, while appearing on a talk show in the Netherlands called De Wereld Draait Door.
BuzzFeed writes, “When [host] van Nieuwkerk asked what it was like for her on the show, de Jager hesitantly said, ‘It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me… She didn’t.'”
From there, more stories came out with the same sentiment, which seemed to hit a head when the worldwide pandemic hit. In April, crew members from her show opened up about their treatment during the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it didn’t help her image.
Variety says, “more than 30 employees, received no written communication about the status of their working hours, pay, or inquiries about their mental and physical health from producers for over a month, said two sources, both of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
The article continued to say that those higher up would “occasionally answer phone calls” but they weren’t forthcoming about what was going on. “The crew was further incensed by the show’s recent hire of an outside, non-union tech company to help DeGeneres tape remotely from her home in California.”
To make matters worse, there was rumored to be such a lack of communication with the workers that they, too, found out via social media that Ellen would be hosting her show from home.