The WarnerMedia company hired the services of an independent investigation for the program ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, after knowing several testimonies that denounce a “toxic” work culture, professional harassment and racism in the team.
The magazine run by DeGeneres since 2003 is one of the most watched programs in the TV in United States.
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Also, its contents are followed in other parts of the world, with great influence on popular culture thanks, in part, to the fact that it receives very invited guests. famous.
But a magazine exclusive Variety and later supported by specialized press, it states that Several employees received a statement informing that a series of interviews will be conducted with the team.
It was not the first time that this successful format has been criticized by people who have worked on the program presented by Ellen DeGeneres, who Despite his charisma and popularity, he has also received complaints from some of his guests about the cold and rude treatment received from him.
The news comes weeks after the digital newspaper BuzzFeed published a report in which the production team was accused. “racism“and” toxic work culture “.
In the text Cases of inappropriate comments and a “fear” dynamic were cited in which employees would be retaliated against for taking days off for medical or family problems, among other examples.
In a later statement, the producers of the format indicated that “the day-to-day responsibility of the Ellen show rests entirely” with them.
“We take all this very seriously and we realize, like many other people in the world, that we have to do better, we are committed to doing better and we will do better,” they said.
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We take all this very seriously and realize, like many other people in the world, that we have to do better.
Likewise, it has been commented many times that the comedian and presenter is a difficult person outside the cameras and that it always generates tension between the people around her in the variety space.
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“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been broadcasting since 2003, has been nominated for Emmy in 171 categories and currently its broadcast concentrates an average of 2.5 million daily viewers, to which must be added those who follow its viral content on YouTube and other international platforms.
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