It’s being rumoured that The Ellen DeGeneres Show is in danger of being cancelled and we’re here to explain why this might be the case.
There have been so many rumours over the last few months that Ellen was in danger of losing her show.
This sounds crazy to someone like me, because I’m living over here in the UK and to us, it seems like she’s a national treasure in the US.
Her show seems wildly popular, but there were calls for NBC to cancel her chat show after there were some allegations of bullying made against her.
Now, these allegations came from people on Twitter and the whole story behind how this all started is a rather interesting one.
Yet, before we start discussing anything, let’s answer the question on everybody’s lips: is Ellen getting cancelled?
Well, it depends what you mean by ‘cancelled’, but as far as her show is concerned, no.
It looks like The Ellen DeGeneres Show is safe.
Is The Ellen DeGeneres Show being cancelled?
Producers of the show confirmed via The New York Post yesterday that The Ellen DeGeneres Show was not being cancelled.
So, it seems as though her show is safe for the time being.
However, we’ve seen over the past few years that cancelled culture online can really ruin someone’s career.
It does seem as though Ellen is flirting with danger and is very close to being given the boot.
Ever since going into lockdown, many chat shows like hers have struggled to recapture that chat show magic.
The magic generally comes from being filmed in front of a live audience and having loads of money to spend on lavish sets and funny segments.
Unfortunately, the lockdown has lead to the likes of Elle, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and James Cordon having to film from their own living rooms.
These shows have ended up being a lot less interesting because of this.
It was funny to begin with to see Ellen, Kimmel, Fallon, Colbert and Cordon doing their shows from home.
However, the novelty wore off fast and now it all just seems a bit sad and depressing.
Why is Ellen in danger of losing her show?
So, why was (or is) Ellen in danger of losing her show?
It all stems from a tweet posted back in March by comedian Kevin T. Porter.
This tweet ended up going viral and started a huge thread in which people posted their “insane” stories about “Ellen being mean”.
Now, these stories were, and still are on the most part, unsubstantiated.
The issue with Twitter is that anybody can write anything about anyone without having to back what they’re saying up with any facts or evidence.
However, some people directly involved with the show made some pretty big allegations against Ellen.
“A new staff member was told, ‘Every day she picks someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day.’ They didn’t believe it, but it ended up being entirely true,” TV writer Ben Siemon wrote in one response.
This was then followed up by some crew members of her show claiming that she’s been rude to them during the coronavirus lockdown.
This isn’t a good look for Ellen and it resulted in this rumour that her show was in danger of being axed.
Why was RIPEllen trending on Twitter?
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If all this drama wasn’t enough for Ellen, there were then rumours that the chat show host had passed away.
#RIPEllen was trending on Twitter and people were searching on Google whether she had died.
She didn’t die. She’s still alive and well.
It turns out the whole thing was a social media hoax and it went viral.
People then ended up taking the joke a bit too far.
They started posting pictures of other celebrities with the hashtag RIPEllen.
Fans of Ellen were really confused, understandably.
They were all worried that Ellen had died somehow.
There were rumours that she had taken her own life after she was told that her show was cancelled.
These rumours were lies spread by some rather unpleasant people online.
She’s not dead. Her show hasn’t been cancelled and that’s everything you need to know about Ellen DeGeneres for now.
I will still be keeping a close eye on this story.
There still late rumblings that her show is in danger of getting the axe.
The allegations made against her by her crew are not good and she will have to address them moving forward.
What do you make of this news?
Are you a fan of Ellen’s?
Do you think The Ellen DeGeneres Show should be cancelled?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.