Everybody apparently doesn’t love Ellen. At least that’s the message Everybody Loves Raymond and Single Parents star Brad Garrett conveyed on Twitter on Friday.
Garrett, who appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show six times between 2004 and 2007, fired off a tweet in response to Ellen DeGeneres’ apology to her staff for allowing a toxic workplace to fester on the set of her daytime talk show.
“Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow,” Garrett wrote, boldly tagging DeGeneres in the tweet. “Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”
— Brad Garrett (@RealBradGarrett) July 31, 2020
Back to the Future star Lea Thompson later backed Garrett’s claim.
True story. It is.
— Lea Thompson (@LeaKThompson) July 31, 2020
Among the allegations being directed at The Ellen DeGeneres Show by current and former employees are charges of sexual misconduct by the show’s head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman, executive producer Ed Glavin, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.
One ex-employee stated to Buzzfeed News that they believed DeGeneres may have been unaware of the significant problems within the show’s workplace, but another claimed DeGeneres “She knows. She knows sh*t goes on, but also she doesn’t want to hear it.”
In DeGeneres’ defense, Scooter Braun, manager of stars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, who have appeared on the show, tweeted that Ellen is “a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being.”
People love to take shots at people. They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. @TheEllenShow is a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her show the best of us. She has helped change the views for equality…
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) July 31, 2020
Needed to say this as I know first hand how she helps so many when we are watching and when we are not. She isn’t about what is popular she is about what is right. Sending love to Ellen today.— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) July 31, 2020
Naturally, the Twitterverse, as usual, doesn’t know what to think.
We know you LOVE deflecting when someone accuses you of something, 🛴, but don't try to do it for others. No one is denying Ellen has done a lot for her community but that doesn't mean she can do no wrong, especially when people have come forward with their experiences.— james (@jameslovesbetty) July 31, 2020
Also, that doesn't mean you get to invalidate their experiences either. There's an investigation going on for a reason. Your public comment was pointless and could've easily been said to her in private.— james (@jameslovesbetty) July 31, 2020
So at what point does @TheEllenShow address Ellen's own treatment of staff & guests? I missed the part where she says if I made anyone feel uncomfortable, let me personally apologize. Until she owns her role I'm not buying it.— deelane (@deelane) July 31, 2020
What does "treated horribly" mean? What's really strange here is that Ellen DeGeneres always ends her show with phrase "Be kind to one another"!— JeSuisCH🏒BleuBlancRouge (@HabsHappy) July 31, 2020