The TV host has fallen to the last place of YouGov's annual "world's most admired" poll after a summer plagued by toxic workplace allegations.
"Not only did Ellen turn my trauma, turn our traumas, into a joke, she somehow managed to make this about her," one former employee at Degeneres' talk show said.
The TV host and comedian welcomed a virtual audience to "The Ellen Degeneres Show" for the first episode of Season 18 Wednesday, with an apology filled monologue.
"The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV," DeGeneres said in the monologue.
"I can't wait to get back to work and back to our studio," the television personality said.
The talk show has been airing on the channel since 2013 but it has now been announced that repeat episodes of the daytime show will be taken off air from today.
In a Zoom call to employees, Ellen DeGeneres announced new benefits they will receive as part of their employment contracts.
The 2009 tweet reads: "I made one of my employees cry like a baby on today's show. Honestly, it felt good."
"It's not a machine. This is people. These are human beings that are working hard every single day to put this together," DeGeneres said in her apology.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss had largely positive things to say about his experience working on the show since 2014.
"[I knew Ellen was the one] when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her because I was on Ally McBeal at the time and I was not living as an openly gay person," she admitted during an interview on the "Oprah Winfrey Show."
The 35-year-old pop star is standing up for DeGeneres who is facing intense backlash for toxic work place claims.
DeGeneres's Twitter followers have taken a hit this month amid allegations of a toxic workplace being leveled against the TV personality.
Amid all of the accusations being leveled at DeGeneres and those she worked with, are some celebrity voices speaking up to defend the embattled television personality, led by her wife Portia de Rossi.
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As "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" continues to be hit with accusations of toxic work culture, a number of celebrities have chimed in.
Ellen DeGeneres has been hit with allegations that her show's producers had created a "toxic work culture," leading to the presenter sending a letter to her staff in which she apologized to them.
"I want everyone at home to love our show and I want everyone who makes it to love working on it," DeGeneres wrote in her apology.
WarnerMedia has reportedly launched an investigation into the talk show, amid allegations of a toxic workplace environment.
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DeGeneres' character has suffered intense scrutiny in the last year with several allegations about her treatment of staff and guests on her show emerging.
Garner was having trouble convincing one of her children to go for walks, but by bringing the family cat in a stroller, she was more than happy to join.
"It's mostly because I've been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone here is gay," the talk-show host joked during a recent segment.
The 'Changes' singer donned a disguise and posed as a Warner Bros. tour guide for the daytime talk show.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again criticized her former presidential primary opponent Senator Bernie Sanders, suggesting he promises "the moon" while failing to deliver in a Thursday interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
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Maher said that democracy means "sharing a country with a**holes you can't stand."
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