Ellen DeGeneres' popular talk show ends today - a long career decision overshadowed by criticism of the host's star malice
Ellen DeGeneres, one of the world’s most popular comedians, made TV history in the 1990s by coming out of the closet. Ellen DeGeneres, 64, is one of the most popular American comedians known around the world.
Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most famous comedians in the world. She has more than 77 million followers on Twitter.
She is best known for her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, also known as the Ellen Show. The program, gathered around celebrity guests and competitions, has garnered more than 60 Emmy Awards.
The program of discussions, which has been running since 2003, ends today in the United States. The closure has been overshadowed by allegations of the program's toxic climate and DeGeneres' misconduct.
Ellen DeGeneres' talk show was also shown on the Liv channel in Finland just over ten years ago.
Coming out of the closet collapsed the comedian's career
Born in Louisiana, DeGeneres began his career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1970s in small clubs in New Orleans. He started collecting a name when he set out to perform all over the United States.
DeGeneres ’TV career began in 1994 in a situation comedy called Ellen, in which she played the protagonist Ellen Morgan. The series made headlines in 1997 when the central figure declared himself homosexual. Just moments earlier, DeGeneres himself had come out of the closet in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The coming of the Ellen series character from the closet has been considered one of the milestones in TV history. Despite this, DeGeneres lost his job offers and the series, which lost its popularity, was discontinued.
Ellen DeGeneres appeared in hetero roles before coming out of the closet. In 1996, she starred alongside Bill Pullman in the ill-flopped Mr. Wrong. Photo: © Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection / All Over Press
The popular talk show became a phenomenon
DeGeneres ’career took on a new rise through animation in 2003. She cast his voice to Dori in the Disney and Pixar in Search of Nemo animation, which became super popular.
That same year, the comedian’s own talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, began. Celebrity guests have been at the center of the discussion program since the beginning. Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, members of the Kardashian celebrity family, and Rihanna and Adele have been interviewed and interviewed over the years.
In 2014, the program was visited by Sara Forsberg from Finland, who became a webcast with her language video.
The DeGeneres show has also seen whimsical competitions for the studio audience as well as donations to charity. One of the trademarks of the program was DeGeneres' jamming Dancing with the audience after the initial monologue. Anyway, his immediate and positive presence has been one of the secrets of his long popularity.
In the United States, the daytime program attracted approximately four million viewers per episode over the years and became the most-watched program on the day alongside the Dr. Phil program. The program has attracted a particularly female audience, and its Youtube channel has been one of the most subscribed to the service.
The show, which won more than 60 Emmy Awards, put Ellen DeGeneres among the most popular American comedians and a celebrity on the A-list. She received worldwide attention for hosting the Oscars in 2007 and 2014.
Ellen DeGeneres was moved to tears when President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the United States in 2016.
The Ugliest Man in the World
Ellen DeGeneres became known as a happy and empathetic person with her show. She often urged people on the program to be kind to each other.
However, the image came under a crack in the spring of 2020 when comedian Kevin T. Porter wrote on Twitter that DeGeneres is one of the most vicious people in the world.
Since then, visitors to the program have reported being abused. This is what Dutch Youtube star Nikkie de Jager, for example, has said, who said she was completely discarded during the filming.
The buzz widened when Buzzfeed published an article in the summer of 2020 about the program's toxic work atmosphere. Former employees said they experienced harassment, intimidation, and racism anonymously.
DeGeneres publicly apologized to his employees, saying nothing should have happened in the workplace. As a result, the show lost more than a million viewers and three major producers were fired.
A year ago, DeGeneres announced that the 19th production season, which begins in the fall, will be the last in the program. He said the uproar had no effect on the decision to quit, although she had suffered from negative publicity and feedback.
Instead, he said he missed new challenges.
- No matter how awesome and fun the show is, it no longer challenges me. I need new challenges.
The first guest is also the last
The final pre-recorded episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be shown on Thursday in the United States. The program features singers Billie Eilish and Pink, among others, who have written the theme song for the show.
Ellen's last guest is Jennifer Aniston, a well-known actress from the Frendit series, who was also the program's first guest in 2003.
Jennifer Aniston and Ellen DeGeneres face off.
The first guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003 was actress Jennifer Aniston. She is also the last guest on the talk show.
A month ago, DeGeneres thanked viewers on Twitter for being able to entertain them over the years.
- When we started in 2003, there was no iPhone and social media at the time and gay marriages were illegal. We have watched the world change, sometimes for the better and sometimes not.
Ellen DeGeneres has not yet said what she intends to do in the future.