Actress Portia de Rossi defended Ellen DeGeneres on Monday after a social media marketing campaign known as for the speak present host to step down following studies of a hostile work atmosphere for workers on set.
De Rossi, who has been married to DeGeneres for 12 years, posted an “I Stand By Ellen” hashtag on her Instagram account.
“To all our followers… we see you. Thanks in your assist,” the previous Ally McBeal actress wrote on Monday.
The Ellen DeGeneres Present has gained a number of Emmy awards however each the speak present and DeGeneres herself have been below fireplace for weeks due to complaints by former productions staffers a couple of hostile office that included racism and bullying by higher administration and claims that the comic is mean-spirited.
Warner Bros. Tv, which produces the speak present, performed an inner investigation and stated final week that staffing modifications and different measures had been being taken to handle the problem.
DeGeneres additionally emailed employees, expressing regrets concerning the gulf between the present’s joyful public face and what was typically taking place backstage.
Fairly than damping criticism, the developments led to the #ReplaceEllen hashtag, which went viral on Monday. Customers steered that celebrities starting from British singer Harry Kinds to former US first girl Michelle Obama ought to take over the present.
Warner Bros. Tv on Monday didn’t reply to a request for additional remark.
Different celebrities like Argentine polo participant Nacho Figueras and DJ Samantha Ronson additionally publicly supported DeGeneres.
“She makes the world a greater place for tens of millions of individuals on a regular basis and we can’t hit her as a result of one thing could haven’t been good,” Figueras wrote on Instagram.
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I have been patiently waiting for someone with more authority than me to speak up about what a great human being @theellenshow is. I have been very lucky to be on that show many times and I can tell you that it is a very well run machine, everyone was super nice, not just to me but to each other and anyone involved. I have seen Ellen act not just in her show but in public appearances in theaters where she is nice to absolutely everyone, the guy serving the coffee, the person in the elevator, the security guy and the owner of the venue. Everyone loves her because that is who she is. She makes the world a better place for millions of people everyday and we cannot hit her because something may have not been perfect. No one is perfect, and we cannot control everything. So I stand for you my friend and I challenge all the amazing people that know you and call you a friend to say who you are. The world has become a very dangerous place because it seems that we cannot make anything right. If I am going to be criticized for defending someone that I think deserves to be defended then so be it. We are all so scared to say what we really think and it seems that we are only relevant if we say whatever the trending social media topic is. So… We love Ellen right? @jenniferaniston @jlo @michelleobama @pink @seanhayes @ladygaga @oprah @katyperry @justintimberlake and whoever else should be on this list which is really long.