Earlier this week, the prominent talk show host and comedian, Ellen, shared the bombshell announcement on ending her talk show after 19 seasons here.
Wendy Williams, 56, certainly did not believe Ellen’s reasons for ending her long-running show and called her out following the allegations of her fostering a toxic work environment for employees.
Williams addressed the news in the “Hot Topics” segment of Thursday’s episode of “The Wendy Williams Show.”
“Nineteen years is a very good run, congratulations to you, Ellen,” Williams started out.
“You’ve been on TV for 19 years, you should be so lucky,” Williams said before playing a clip of DeGeneres making the announcement.
“All you’ve been through all those 19 years, including the workplace conditions, which.. by the way, I believe she’s leaving because of the workplace conditions. You know? I mean, we all know people who’ve worked there… and people who’ve worked here themselves,” she hinted at.
Williams then picked at DeGeneres’ emotional monologue.
Here’s the thing, I’m glad that you thanked your ‘Ellen’ fans, or whatever you call your nation. But 19 years on TV doesn’t change your life. It exposes you for the person you really are,” Williams jabbed.
I’m not sure all the guests are happy. I was a guest. I wasn’t happy. People called me out on it before I was able to say anything about it,” the media personality revealed. “I don’t know whether Ellen told her current staff, though. She seems like the type of person who could come out on stage and announce it to everybody.”
“Anyway, her talk show ends in May 2022. So, you know… you’ll have to continue watching. And good luck, I know you like to buy houses and do projects, you’ve got pet food, whatever you want to do,” Williams concluded. “You’ve been on for 19 years, you should be so lucky.”
Ellen told Savannah Guthrie Thursday on the “TODAY” show that she wasn’t ending her show after 19 seasons because of the alleged toxic workplace accusations.
She also claimed the whole scandal was orchestrated in order to taint her image.
“I mean I really didn’t understand it. I still don’t understand it. I thought something was going on because it was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. People get picked on but for four months straight for me. And then for me to read in the press about a toxic workplace environment when all I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is and what a happy place it is.”
Whichever reason(s) the Emmy Award winner decided to end her show, we sure wish her the very best.
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