You know how Ellen ends every episode of her talk show by willing people to be kind to one another?
Well, a thread on Twitter between people who have had first-hand experience with the comedian have us questioning whether she practises what she preaches.
Comedian and writer Kevin T Porter kicked off a stream of Ellen run-ins and anecdotes that truly have us questioning everything we know. Porter labelled DeGeneres “notoriously one of the meanest people alive.”
Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! 😊❤️
She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive
Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank
— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020
TV writer Benjamin Siemon replied that “she has a “sensitive nose” so everyone must chew gum” before talking to her, reportedly sending people home to go and shower if she thinks that they stink!
A) She has a "sensitive nose" so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower.
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 20, 2020
Another person who says that she was working in wardrobe on the set next to Ellen’s claims that the comedian demanded that a BBQ being held for a showrunner’s 50th birthday be shut down because she doesn’t eat meat.
Was wrking on a show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was our showrunner's 50th Bday. Caterer grilling steaks outside for special fancy lunch. Ellen sent someone over to demand they stop, as she doesn't eat meat. She's the worst.
— Alison Freer ✂️ (@AlisonVFreer) March 20, 2020
We’re not sure what to believe anymore.