Millions of Ellen DeGeneres fans were alarmed after spotting a dark hashtag #RIPEllen on social media, raising fears that the veteran TV host has mysteriously died.
Don’t worry, DeGeneres may have survived a few storms recently, but his death isn’t one of them. The tweets are reportedly referring to rumors from last week that its longtime broadcast would be undermined, which led to a viral death hoax.
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Rumors about The Ellen DeGeneres salon resurfaces in the midst of declining ratings and the negative press storm that has haunted the host for the past few months. But producers say the program is going nowhere. Representative of Ellen’s production company commented on rumors The New York Post and said, “Tele-images can confirm that this is wrong.”
Although his show is safe from the knife, DeGeneres’ reputation has certainly taken a hit in recent times.
After being called by actress Dakota Johnson in an incredibly uncomfortable interview last November, the once beloved actress was criticized in April after making an “unpleasant” quarantine joke while hosting her talk show in comfort from his living room.
DeGeneres, who has a net worth of US $ 490 million (Australian $ 708 million), made a joke in his opening monologue that quarantining his wife Portia de Rossi was similar to incarceration , which shocked many of his viewers.
“It’s like being in prison, that’s what it is,” joked DeGeneres. “Mainly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone here is gay!”
Several fans turned to Twitter to criticize the comedian for his privilege, calling him for comparing the isolation conditions of his mansion to those of prisoners, even jokingly.
In March, DeGeneres was the subject of a viral Twitter feed focused on the subject that she was “the nastiest person alive.”
The discussion thread encouraged people to share their personal stories to validate the theory.
Comedian Kevin T. Porter tweeted, “Right now, we all need a little bit of kindness. You know, as Ellen DeGeneres always talks about!
“She is also notoriously one of the most mean people in the world. Answer that with the craziest stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean and I’ll match each with $ 2 to @LAFoodBank. “
There were over 1,000 responses to Porter’s tweet, with people detailing their not-so-pleasant experiences with the comedian.