Rosie O’Donnell Discusses Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Complex’ Daytime Exit & Allegations


Rosie O ‘Donnell said she believed Ellen DeGeneres’ exit was a lot more “complicated” compared to what fans might feel, as she has lead her own show for many years.

She has discussed Ellen DeGeneres’ case, as Ellen exited from daytime TV. While on Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show on Wednesday, O ‘Donnell stated she believed the circumstance surrounding DeGeneres’ departure was a lot more “complexed” in comparison to what other people may think.

I have an understanding of the cycle of show business, and kind of what happens in people’s careers, and when enough is enough,” O’Donnell said. “Oftentimes people don’t know that. I think I have a good balance of both in my life, of the importance of both. And it’s hard to maintain. It’s hard to do, especially when you’re doing a show like that.

The subject came up after Cagle started a comparison between O ‘Donnell and DeGeneres’s as the 2 comedians, have found success in hosting their very own day shows. Both of them have insane popularity globally. Therefore, the relevancy of the discussion was quite valid.

O ‘Donnell was often called “The Queen of Nice” during her ostensible talk show’s stretch, which finished in the year 2002 after six years on the television. On the other hand, DeGeneres has noticeably for a long time ended lots of episodes of the show with the term ” be kind to one another,” an adage many threw on her face when allegations developed that her show atmosphere was a toxic and bullyish workplace for those working with her on the show.

Thinking about the past, O ‘Donnell confessed the so-called label really hurt her and made her feel that her true intentions were not being actually believed and were taken just as publicly acting nice. However, she claims that the circumstance for DeGeneres is actually very different.

I don’t think it was the ‘be kind’ thing that got her. I think that’s an oversimplification. But it was a lot of things, and it was complicated, and I’m glad that she’s, you know, going to be finished and she can get some time to herself. It’s a huge kind of strange thing to be on a show like that, and have all that attention on you. And she had it for like 19 years. So, you know, it’s a tough thing.

DeGeneres, who is now 63 years old, announced in May that she is going to The Ellen DeGeneres show once the 19th season wraps up. However, it is clear that she announced finishing the show way back before the allegations started to come in. So, no one can say that Ellen is ending the show because of these allegations, she had the show running for a good 20 years almost.

Buzzfeed News came out with a report in July that had statements unnamed staff members of the show. The anonymous staff complained that they were not treated right in the show, they were bullied on basis of race, fear of grudges in the case of an increase in complaints, and penalizing the staff for sick leaves. This News piece brought out a new face to the “all good and kind and loving Ellen.”

The unnamed source even stated that DeGeneres’ exit wasn’t a surprise: She was practically out the doorstep before the controversy. She has been chatting about leaving for a couple of years now, but that was quite the last straw.

As great as this show is, and as fun, as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore. After the toxic workplace allegations, the question was more when will [the show] end and not if it will end.

Kelly Clarkson will be replacing over for Ellen’s time slot following the Ellen DeGeneres Show’s final and 19th season next season. The singer’s NBC show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, is going to shift into The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s slot next year.


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Mohid Moosani

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