Season 18 of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will return in-studio on September 21st, 2020 amid rumors that she verbally abused her staff, made racist comments, and attributed to workplace toxicity. “I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” DeGeneres said in a press release earlier this week. Back in July, she addressed some of the allegations and apologized to staff via a letter.
Steve Harvey, the host of the talk show Steve Harvey, suggested that she should “just walk away” from the show and says she is “one of the coolest people I know.” While other celebrities such as Nikkie de Jager, a beauty vlogger of YouTube’s NikkieTutorials, describes Ellen as “cold” and “distant.”
The popular daytime talk show has been on air since 2003. This scandal has many viewers questioning whether Ellen, who is portrayed as kind, funny, and compassionate on her show, is that way in reality as well. The show’s DJ, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, is set to become the new co-executive producer; will the show stand strong or fall under the weight of these allegations?