Katy Perry expressed her help for ‘pal’ Ellen DeGeneres as Warner Bros. continues to research the host’s discuss present amid allegations of a poisonous work setting. Right here’s what the singer needed to say concerning the controversy.
Talking out. Katy Perry is standing by her pal Ellen DeGeneres amidst controversy surrounding her daytime discuss present. The “Daisies” singer, 35 — who’s a been a frequent visitor on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for years — shared her help for the host, 63, in a sequence of tweets on August 4.
“I do know I can’t converse for anybody else’s expertise moreover my very own however I wish to acknowledge that I've solely ever had constructive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow,” Katy, who’s at the moment pregnant together with her first baby, wrote in a tweet, labeled “half.” She continued, “I believe all of us have witnessed the sunshine & continuous battle for equality that she has dropped at the world by her platform for many years. Sending you like & a hug, pal @TheEllenShow,” Katy concluded, including a purple coronary heart emoji.
Information of the alleged “poisonous work setting” at The Ellen DeGeneres Show got here to mild again in July, which sparked an inner investigation by Warner Bros. The investigation is at the moment ongoing. Ellen spoke out for the primary time on the finish of July in a prolonged letter to her staff, wherein she addressed office toxicity.
“Hey all people – it’s Ellen,” she started within the memo obtained by HollywoodLife‘s sister web site Selection
Ellen continued, noting, “My identify is on the present and every little thing we do and I take duty for that. Alongside Warner Bros, we instantly started an inner investigation and we're taking steps, collectively, to appropriate the problems,” she revealed, explaining, “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been in a position to keep on prime of every little thing and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d need them carried out. Clearly some didn’t. That may now change and I’m dedicated to making sure this doesn't occur once more.”
Ellen went on to “promise to do my half in persevering with to push myself and everybody round me to be taught and develop.” She ended her notice by apologizing to any staffer who didn’t “love working” on her present, and clarified that she would’ve made the announcement “in particular person” if not for the COVID-19 pandemic.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. additionally offered the next assertion to Selection: “We've recognized a number of staffing adjustments, together with acceptable measures to handle the problems which have been raised, and are taking the primary steps to implement them. Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres are all dedicated to making sure a office primarily based on respect and inclusion. We're assured this plan of action will lead us to the correct method ahead for the present.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is anticipated to return, together with the veteran host, to TV in September. It’s nonetheless unclear as as to if or not Ellen will deal with the controversy on-air.