Ellen DeGeneres Jokes Social Distancing Is Like ''Being in Jail''

Carla Harmon
April 9, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres has once again drawn the internet's ire.

"Mostly because I've been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay", she quipped.

"This is like being in jail", DeGeneres told her fans in the episode as she sat in a spacious living room with windows opening onto a large plant-filled yard.

She wrapped up the short video by saying, "I think that a lot of people out there need words of encouragement and that's what I want to do". We mean, Ellen is streaming her show to millions of people across the world, in SWEATPANTS, from an estate that's worth enough to fund a small city.

The 62-year-old, has been on the receiving end of a firestorm of condemnation after she jokingly said, "One thing that I've learned from being in quarantine is that ... this is like being in jail, is what it is".

While DeGeneres also praised health workers and other on the frontlines battling the coronavirus epidemic, the prison joke did not go down well.

The couple also chat about how they sourced lettuce through a Twitter follower, their "ruthless" puppy Petey, and Chrissy's new Quibi series, "Chrissy's Court".

Anyway, considering everyone else has been stuck "in jail" (but most people not in a mansion), folks are a little testy and made their disapproval of Ellen's attempt at humor very well known on social media. She's exposed EVERY DAY. Show me Ellen working the lines at the grocery store.

"I live in 740sqf and it's doesn't feel like jail to me", another YouTube user wrote.

"I want to spread light where there's shade, I want to bring a glow where it's gloomy, I want to stick a candle where the sun doesn't shine", she said. "Unbelievable", a third user noted.

DeGeneres, whose daily television talk show had been off the air for three weeks because of a stay-at-home order, returned on Wednesday with a show filmed by her wife, actress Portia De Rossi, from one of their California homes.

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