Ellen Ends Talk Show 2 Years After People Thought She Already Did
UNITED STATES — Ellen DeGeneres, 63, an equally respected and controversial comedic figure in the world of daytime television, has announced that she will be ending her talk show in 2022, just two years after most US citizens thought she already did. “It was fun, but it’s not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres told the Hollywood Reporter, making it seem as though she had a choice, “I was going to stop after season 16 anyway, but everyone begged me to stay.” This decision comes just months after DeGeneres faced public accusations of creating a toxic work environment for her employees. Word of the comedy legend’s abusive behavior has circulated around the entertainment industry for years, but the show has only recently been forced to publicly address its many victims. “I thought her show was already canceled,” Tanya Bigman, 40, a former fan of DeGeneres wrote as a status on Facebook, prompting three of her friends to ask what she was talking about. “Lmao, I thought that bitch died,” Daniel Brickbe, 9, commented on the show’s announcement post on Twitter. DeGeneres says that her workplace being “dominated by fear” was not a factor in her decision to end the 19-year-old show. Once the show officially wraps up she is expecting to stay home with her wife Portia De Rossi and spend time avoiding people and trying to make her eyes look normal for once.