"Only Had Positive Takeaways", Tweets Katy Perry For Controversy-Hit Ellen DeGeneres

Carla Harmon
August 4, 2020

Her support comes amid the #ReplaceEllen hashtag trending on Twitter this week, with users suggesting who should take DeGeneres' place if she were to exit her show.

Ellen's spouse of 12 years added the hashtags to her post, #stopbotattacks, #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres and #IStandByEllen.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has won multiple Emmy awards but both the talk show and DeGeneres herself have been under fire for weeks because of complaints by former productions staffers about a hostile workplace that included racism and bullying by upper management and claims that the comedian is mean-spirited.

Katy Perry has cast a middle-of-the-night smile on Ellen DeGeneres, posting her take on the embattled talk show host for the whole world to see.

A source told NBC News shortly afterwards that DeGeneres isn't a subject of the probe, stating: "It is not about her at all". The celebs announced that they were tying the knot immediately after California's Supreme Court struck down Proposition 8, a law banning same-sex marriage, per Glamour. "Clearly some didn't. That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again". "To all our fans....we see you", the 47-year-old actress wrote on her Instagram alongside a graphic that read "I Stand by Ellen". And for that, I am sorry.

Whilst Ellen, 62, was not accused of any wrongdoing in the allegations, she sent a letter of apology to her staff last week, which caused backlash after actor Brad Garrett - who appeared on the chat show six times between 2004 and 2007 - accused her of treating people "horribly". "Anyone who knows me knows it's the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show", she said.

DeGeneres came out publicly in 1997 on her sitcom, and the brief celebration that followed did little to pad the stinging criticism she experienced, noting that she fell into depression during her public fallout. As someone who was judged and almost lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or- worse-disregarded.

Warner Bros said it would make staffing changes after an internal investigation found "deficiencies related to the show's day-to-day management".

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