The Ellen Degeneres Show Controversy, Is It The End of the Long Running Show? – The Ellen DeGeneres Show is one of America’s most successful talk show concept television programs. This program has been broadcast since 2003 and is still going on until now. Ellen DeGeneres is the only host who has faithfully accompanied the viewers for 18 years.
Now, the Ellen DeGeneres Show is entering its 18th season. But an astonishing news suddenly appeared last May. Yes, Ellen stated that her iconic talk show would officially end in the 19th season, aka 2022.
Having received the news above, surely many are wondering about the reasons behind this big decision. Here are some facts and factors that KapanLagi.com has summarized regarding the discontinuation of the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The Ellen Degeneres Show Controversy, Is It The End of the Long Running Show?
- Alleged Sexual Violence, Intimidation and Racism
In 2020 ago, the good name of the Ellen DeGeneres Show was tarnished. Several crew members and former crew members also leaked a ‘dark’ secret that no one knew behind the program’s screen.
Several oblique accusations have also emerged, such as producers who are said to often sexually harass female crew members, intimidation and racist acts at work locations. The news suddenly went viral and became a byword for netizens almost all over the world.
And at the beginning of the 18th season, Ellen then opened her voice regarding the negative rumors above. He admitted that there was indeed a ‘toxic’ atmosphere in the work environment that he was not aware of. Ellen even took a firm stand and fired 2 producers who were allegedly involved in sexual harassment at that time.
“I heard there were some things that shouldn’t have happened here. I take this very seriously and I want to apologize profusely to anyone affected,” said Ellen as quoted by the NYTimes.
- “It’s not challenging anymore”
In an interview in mid-May, Ellen announced that the Ellen DeGeneres Show would end soon. She also explained the reason bluntly.
“When you become a creative person, you have to keep challenging yourself. As great and interesting as this program is, for me it’s not challenging anymore,” said Ellen as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Dakota Johnson Incident
When news about the end of The Ellen DeGeneres Show appeared, netizens suddenly remembered one of the episodes that was quite controversial in November 2019. At that time, Dakota Johnson was invited as a guest to promote her films, SUSPIRIA and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.
On that occasion, viewers noticed that there was an awkward or uncomfortable atmosphere during the interview between Dakota and Ellen. First, Ellen accused Johnson of not inviting her to her 30th birthday party, which the actress bluntly denied.
“Actually no. That’s not true, Ellen. I invited you. Last year at this event you also said I didn’t invite you to my birthday party. But at that time I didn’t know you wanted to be invited, I didn’t even know if you liked me,” answered Dakota who Then make the interview atmosphere a little tense.
Maybe this Dakota Johnson interview moment seems to have nothing to do with the end of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. But netizens think otherwise. Many of them said that this moment was the starting point for the decline in the rating of the iconic program.
If The Ellen DeGeneres Show ends, then most likely the host, Ellen DeGeneres will be replaced. And the figure who is strongly suspected as his successor is the famous actor, comedian and presenter, James Corden.
“James Corden has been under surveillance to replace Ellen for a long time before there was this problem. Now with this drastic change it takes the plan one step further,” said one staffer.
But of course it’s just a rumor that still can’t be confirmed. James Corden himself is known to be under contract with CBS until 2022. According to KLovers themselves, is James Corden suitable or not to replace Ellen DeGeneres?