The actress and famous TV personality, Rosie O’Donnell, has recently spoken out in defense of Ellen DeGeneres. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has become the subject of an internal investigation regarding complaints that the workplace environment has lately been highly toxic.
This popular show has received multiple complaints over the past several months. Particularly, there were complaints of racism and bullying happening behind the scenes.
For instance, one black woman said that she had faced racial abuse and microaggressions for over 18 months. Staff also claimed that the employee was even fired for attending a family funeral.
O’Donnell spoke up in Busy Philipps’ podcast and admitted that she could understand embattled Ellen DeGeneres. Rosie O’Donnell thinks that Ellen is experiencing social awkwardness.
Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell both had to deal with claims of expressing faked joviality to conceal darker diva-like behavior as soon as the cameras were off.
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Rosie O’Donnell isn’t the only one who defended Ellen DeGeneres. Other celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry, and Kevin Hart spoke out in defense of Ellen as well.