Comedian Offered Donations For Every Mean Story About Ellen DeGeneres
Rumors about Ellen DeGeneres’ real personality off stage have been floating for years now.
People are still wondering if the beloved television host is actually mean in real life.
Throughout the years, lots of stories about how badly Ellen treats people around her popped up in the online and media space. For instance, more than ten years ago, a former writer’s assistant on The Ellen Show blamed the famous host for being fake on camera:
“We’d watch her in rehearsals, smiling and winning us over with her charm and comic timing. Then the director would yell cut, her face would fall, and she’d level a glare at the writers.”Why do you keep writing these unfunny jokes?” she’d hiss.”
Recently, the comedian Kevin T. Porter decided to test the truthfulness of these rumors.
He tweeted that for every cheeky story about Ellen someone shared with him, he would donate $2 to the LA Food Bank.
Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! 😊❤️
She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive
Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank
— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020
You can’t deny Kevin’s eccentric way of promoting kindness in times of quarantine is totally genius.
Soon after he posted his tweet, people were quick to deliver shocking stories about their interactions with the tv host. Of course, the accuracy of these stories remains questionable, but their similarity is too suspicious. They all have something in common: Ellen’s mean attitude.
A vast amount of the stories Kevin received are focused on DeGeneres’ horrible ways of treating her employees.
Many of them are about how she hates making eye contact with her staff and mistreats them in many not so kind ways.
According to these tweets, Ellen’s soft skills are definitely lacking. She seems to either ignore people or lose it on those who dare to greet her with a simple ‘Hello!’.
The TV writer Nick Wiger also shared his experience with DeGeneres. He believes she’s ‘notorious’ and shares that one time a friend of his who worked for Ellen had an intimidating interaction with her. As per Nick, she locked eyes with his friend, and told them, “Make me laugh.”
All of these terrifying stories illustrate quite a toxic working environment around the seemingly kind and generous TV star. It is no secret that she loves playing pranks on her famous guests, and some people find these pranks purely cruel.
Moreover, people share Ellen has been acting mean with them, even though she’s not their boss.
Her mean attitude seems to extend in her life outside the show as well.
Chris Farah’s story of the unfortunate chipped nail polish was quite famous back in the days. She even has a video from 2014, explaining in detail about her interaction with Ellen DeGeneres. The video is called “Chris Farah standup and Ellen is a Monster story” and tells Chris’ experience with the famous TV host.
Another netizen shares a similar story.
Recently, one of Ellen’s jokes about the quarantine faced severe backlash as well. She compared being self-isolated at home to “being in jail”. Fans did not like this comparison.
“I feel like I’m in jail,” says Ellen in this house pic.twitter.com/GbDe9rbXTk
— Adri Says Revolt🌹🌹 (@hello_adrii) April 8, 2020
Kevin T. Porter’s tweet definitely delivered a quality amount of tea-spilling stories around Ellen DeGeneres. The comedian couldn’t believe how much attention his tweet got. In a follow-up post, he wrote:
“Well this got out of hand! It’s now hard to tell which stories are real or not, so I’ve rounded up to 300 and donated $600!”
However, the important thing here is his benevolent cause – to donate money to the LA Food Bank, which is currently working hard to provide meals for those in need during the pandemic.
What do you think about Ellen’s personality?
Is the beloved television host mean, or are people senselessly hating on her? Share your opinion with us in the comment section.