Ellen DeGeneres is saying sorry to her staff in the wake of charges that her television show encourages a poisonous domain. DeGeneres sent an email to staff members at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, which was first revealed by Variety.
In the letter, DeGeneres states she is “disappointed” after reports by BuzzFeed in which current and previous staff individuals asserted they confronted terrorizing and bigotry.
“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show,” DeGeneres wrote to a limited extent.
DeGeneres proceeds to affirm that an inward examination has been propelled by the show’s wholesaler, Warner Bros. Television.
“Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again,” she said.
An announcement from WarnerMedia discharged on Thursday expressed, “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the recent allegations around the show’s workplace culture very seriously,” the announcement read. “We hoped to determine the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to understand the full breadth of the show’s day-to-day culture.”