Ellen DeGeneres Is Not Being Kind to Her Crew During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Ellen DeGeneres has really become public enemy number one lately, and all she ever did was act like a completely horrible person for years with absolutely no accountability. Hunh, I guess it actually makes a lot of sense that people want to replace her with Ellen Page. Portia de Rossi is probably even on that train by now.

Well, just because Ellen is currently filming her show in her house, don’t expect her to start treating the crew like they’re people or anything. Variety reports that members of her crew are apoplectic over the poor treatment they’ve received from Ellen during the coronavirus crisis.

When production executives finally did weigh in, nearly all crew members were told last week to brace for a 60% reduction in pay, even as the show continues to air, according to sources close to the matter.

These people have families and obligations and shouldn’t have to be the ones to bear the burden here, especially with a boss who’s worth o we $300 million. And it took two weeks for crew members to find out how much they’d get paid or if they’d even get paid at all.

Adding insult to injury, sources said that while most of the crew was left out of work with reduced pay, the remote production has hired Key Code Media, a Burbank-based audiovisual house, to help produce technical elements of the show while crew members with the same skills sit idle. Each of DeGeneres’ crew is affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union.

Not only have the hours crew are getting paid for been cut from 40 to 16 a week, Ellen has hired non-union tech workers to do the work crew members could be doing.

Of course, none of this has stopped Ellen from saying how much she loves the crew.

On her April 7 return to the air, DeGeneres told viewers she “wanted to start doing my new show as soon as possible.” The host specifically said it was for “my staff and crew. I love them, I miss them, the best thing I can do to support them is to keep the show on the air.”

I don’t like to throw the term “two-face bitch” around lightly, but it’s mostly because uptight people tend come out of the woodwork when you say it and not because it doesn’t apply.

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3 years ago

They’re getting paid 16 hours per week for working 0 hours.

Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
3 years ago

I quit ! used and abused no more, joined the Trump reelection campaign just because of her