What is going on? Is Ellen DeGeneres dead? Why is RIPEllen trending on Twitter? Don’t worry. She’s not dead. So, let us explain what’s been going on.
So, the reason why RIPEllen is now trending on Twitter is because there are rumours that her talk show is getting the axe.
Ellen has been on the air for quite some time now, and with this whole COVID-19 pandemic going on, many of these talk shows have been struggling.
Many of them opted for a ‘make it yourself at home’ approach, and some shows have been seeing some success with this new format.
The likes of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver have still been pulling in good numbers, despite having to do everything themselves and film stuff with their phones from their own living rooms.
However, other shows haven’t been doing so well.
The likes of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show With James Cordon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and so on have been struggling to keep the same energy their shows usually have.
These shows have all been struggling because they depend on a studio audience and doing things live from a studio.
Jimmy Kimmel has even opted to go on holiday and asked a bunch of celebrities to host his show while he’s away.
Ellen DeGeneres is trending on Twitter, but she isn’t dead
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So, there have now been reports that Ellen’s show might be about to be cancelled and that’s why people are tweeting RIPEllen.
This comes after there were allegations made against her by supposedly former staff that Ellen was a bully behind the scenes.
This has all lead to her becoming slightly unpopular with a section of the US population.
She’s often trending on Twitter for reasons like that and actually, the whole ‘Ellen is a bully’ saga was started by someone on Twitter asking people for stories about Ellen being tough to work with.
This started a barrage of tweets, and of course, many of these tweets were unsubstantiated.
That said, there were a lot of them.
Anyway, back to Ellen’s show. These are just rumours that it’s been cancelled and nothing has been officially announced yet.
Has the Ellen DeGeneris Show been cancelled?
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 27, 2020
She did sign a deal back in 2019 that doesn’t run out until 2022, so her show’s still under contract.
Back on March 11th, DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she would be shooting her show without a studio audience due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
She then posted another tweet on March 13th stating that the show had been suspended until March 30th.
Since April 6th, Ellen’s been filming the chat show from the comfort of her own home.
What do you make of this news?
Are you a fan of Ellen DeGeneres and were you worried that she was dead after seeing RIPEllen trending on Twitter?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.