Recently, the employees made many claims about their working conditions on the Ellen Degeneres Show. The show has been going on for 17 years.
After returning from the pandemic break, Ellen spoke for the first time about these issues in the opening remark of the show and accepted the responsibility.
Here’s what she said:
“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people that were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility. I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
Even though she used to have good acting experience, Ellen stated she could not fool anyone for 17 years. She apologized for all that happened. She continued:
“This is me and my intention is to always be the best person I can be, and if I’ve ever let someone down if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I am so sorry for that. I’ve let myself down and I’ve hurt myself as well because I always try to grow as a person.”
While Ellen explains that she will accept this as a new beginning, she also assures that she is going to offer an environment where she and the employees feel safe and secure. Stating that many people lost their jobs, became homeless, and sadly lost loved ones during this difficult period, Ellen wants her program to continue to be a source of smile and happiness for everyone. Ellen underlined that she will be working to make it the best season of this season. She stated:
“This has been a horrible summer for people all over the world. People are losing their jobs. People are losing loved ones to a pandemic. People are losing their homes and lives in raging fires that are going on. There’s blatant racial injustice all around us. I watch the news and I feel like, where do we even begin.
So my hope is that we can still be a place of happiness and joy. I still want to be the one hour a day that people can go to escape and laugh. I want to continue to help all of the people that we help every day, and I am committed to making this the best season that we have ever had.”
You can watch the whole opening monologue of Ellen down below.
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