Ellen at 'End of her Rope' About Claims She's Mean

Thursday May 14, 2020

Hurrumph! Says Ellen DeGeneres. She has had enough of those who have called her mean in recent weeks.

"Ellen is at the end of her rope," a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. "She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it's not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming."

For weeks now the chat show host, who ends each show with "Be kind to one another," has been under fire for being mean to staff and guests. She also caught flack for her labor practices since moving her daily operation to her home, laying off her studio staff and hiring new techies. And comparing being quarantined in her $27 million dollar mansion to "like being in jail."

What started the controversy was a social media fund raiser by comedian Kevin T. Porter who said he would donate to a LA food bank for every mean tweet about Ellen that was posted. A month later, trans blogger and make-up artist NikkieTutorials told the Dutch media of her unpleasant Ellen experience.

"I was expecting a Disney show, but got Teletubbies after dark," she told the Dutch publication &C in an interview this week that was translated by E!.

Not long after, Tom Majercak, a bodyguard who accompanied Ellen and her wife Portia DiRossi to the 2014 Oscars, shared his complaints about Ellen.

"I'm holding their hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people. Ellen is the one person that I've been assigned to — and I've been assigned to quite a few celebrities — that has never taken the time to say hi to me," Majercak claimed.

DiRossi was "very pleasant and carried on a conversation." Things went bad "when she introduced me to Ellen and Ellen pretty much just gave me a side glance out of her eye and didn't even say 'hello,' or 'thank you for protecting my mother, my wife and me,'" Majercak said.

It is DiRossi, Us Weekly reports, who has been DeGeneres's rock during the past months.

"Ellen's so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn't mean it's been easy," a second source tells Us. "Their home life is strained right now. ... Her real friends never ask her to be funny or tell jokes. They accept her as is."

A second source told Us that "Ellen's been in our homes for so long, it'll take a lot more than a bodyguard and a blogger to change how people feel about her. Her best response is just being happy Ellen on the show every day."

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