Ellen DeGeneres' brother Vance defends sister as 'bright light in dark world'

Carla Harmon
August 6, 2020

On Tuesday, Tony Okungbowa expressed that he would like to address the inquiries he has received regarding his personal experience as the DJ for the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, now that the daytime talkshow and its host has come under fire for various different allegations of misconduct. "I stand with my former coworkers in their stand create a more inclusive and healthier workplace as the show moves forward".

He continued: "I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007-2013".

Over on Instagram, we have Kevin Hart saying "the internet has become a insane world of negativity", and defending DeGeneres on the grounds that "she has treated my family and my team with love and respect".

Both Katy Perry and Kevin Hart chimed in with messages of support to the embattled television personality, auctioning off declarations of how "positive" and "respectful" she is. She has helped change the views for equality...needed to say this as I know first hand how she helps so many when we are watching and when we are not.

Amidst recent drama surrounding the show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is taking a major hit.The Ellen DeGeneres Show's ratings are at "a series low", according to a report by The New York Post that was released yesterday.

While all of these stars think they have justified their defences by adding that they are only speaking about how they have been treated, it nearly goes without saying that their experience is (obviously) going to be entirely different to those who have worked on the show.

Now, her 65-year-old brother has tweeted: "If you think Ellen would knowingly allow bullying or racism on her show, you don't know my sister". Of course the team are going to be nice to the A list.

Working with celebrities for the past three years, I can confirm that they are treated - by everyone - as if they are celestial beings. Treating them, or speaking to them, like you would treat anybody else is a no no.

Similar sentiments were levelled at Hart, who said that DeGeneres treated him, his team and family "with love and respect from day one". Nobody batted an eyelid.

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