- Ellen DeGeneres recently announced that she would “stop dancing” so she can engage in social justice causes.
- Don’t feel sorry for her.
- To put it simply: it’s what she deserves.
Ellen DeGeneres is getting her just desserts.
The “Finding Dory” actress and talk show host is finally experiencing the full fallout of her years of terrible treatment of both employees and fellow Hollywood residents, and she doesn’t like it one bit.
But inasmuch as she may not like having to deal with the fallout of her actions, it’s a fallout that’s well deserved.
Are We Supposed to Feel Sorry for Ellen DeGeneres For Not Dancing?
In a recent Instagram post, Ellen DeGeneres tearfully recounted how she used to be known as “the dancing lady,” but prefers to now use her platform as an “agent of change.”
I’ve tried to use my platform to raise awareness on different issues over the years. I like to think I’m doing my best, but I think it’s time that we have to look out ourselves and we have to say we have not done enough. I want to learn how to be a better person, how to do better. I was the dancing lady for a little while and now I want to help educate my audience. I want to educate myself.
This would all be very touching if she didn’t have a recent history of being awful in many ways.
A recent viral Twitter thread detailed the myriad of ways that Ellen DeGeneres was horrible to both the people who worked for her and the people who worked in positions she deemed “beneath” her.
Those in the industry are well aware of her reputation of kissing up to celebrities — until it backfires on her, as it did with Dakota Johnson.
When she was called out for her behavior, she tried to play the victim — and when that didn’t work, she pretended to be a “nice guy” for the cameras.
Recently, she tried to pretend to care about the plight of black people in the United States and pulled an “All Lives Matter” in the process.
She later deleted the tweet after she was called out for its tone-deafness, and tried to claim she totally stands with #BlackLivesMatter — but it rang hollow.
The Cracks Are Starting to Form – And the Facade Is Going to Shatter
So forgive us if we think Ellen DeGeneres’ latest stunt is just that: a stunt to get back into the good graces of the public who finally sees her for what she really is.
And while her remaining fans argue that she’s “generous” because she gave away gifts and money on her show, they fail to understand that this money didn’t come out of DeGeneres’ pocket — it came courtesy of corporate sponsors.
And “winners” have to pay taxes on the value of the products they receive. Some “generosity,” right?
It’s terrible when someone’s career falls apart. Such, too, is the nature of the Hollywood game — success comes in crests and waves, and apparently, she’s on a crest right now.
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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth for CCN.com.
Last modified: June 11, 2020 4:38 PM UTC
Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, BET.com, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email: [email protected]