(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Untold numbers of “Ellen” groupies were shocked — many in total disbelief — over initial “rumors” of sexual harassment, widespread workplace abuse, and overall toxicity behind the scenes of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Ellen? She’s way too woke for that! No way!
After millions of lost viewers , continuing damning accusations , a leaked apology to her staff , and God knows what else, news leaked on Wednesday that DeGeneres’s once wildly successful show will end after this season — its 19th. “My instinct told me it’s time,” she said (wink-wink), denying that the controversy played a role in the show’s demise.
Uh-huh. Sure, it didn’t.
Ellen was and remains Ellen. Personally, I couldn’t give a rat’s as care less. The larger issue — even setting aside deviants like Harvey Weinstein and other various miscreants — what about Hollywood as a whole? How pervasive — or limited — is the “Hollywood problem”?
Sure, the vast majority of Hollywooders, as Ricky Gervais correctly said in his opening monologue at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, are “in no position to lecture the public about anything.” “You know nothing about the real world,” he told the smug audience. “Most of you […]