Sofia Vergara is the most recent celeb to leap to the protection of Ellen Degeneres, following claims the host fostered a poisonous work atmosphere.
Fashionable Household star Sofia Vergara has defended embattled discuss present host Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and insisted that she wasn’t a “sufferer”. The 48-year-old took to Twitter on August 21 and tried to clear the air after a video of Ellen making enjoyable of her heavily-accented English went viral. “Two comedians having enjoyable with one another to entertain,” she captioned the clip of her look on The Ellen DeGeneres Present.
Sofia then added, “I used to be by no means a sufferer guys. I used to be all the time in on the joke.” The daytime TV host, who has come below fireplace in current months amid allegations that she fostered a poisonous work atmosphere backstage, poked enjoyable at Sofia’s English talking expertise throughout a number of tapings. This clip confirmed the duo discussing their 2015 CoverGirl commercials collectively. “They offer her the toughest traces too as a result of we've to explain what’s within the CoverGirl make-up and she or he has such a tough time saying any of the substances,” Ellen joked within the now viral snippet.
It comes simply days after she delivered a brand new apology to her workers by way of video chat. A supply near the longtime TV character stated that she was “eager about righting a incorrect” and made that clear throughout her August 17 apology. “She was emotional however emphatic about making a tradition the place individuals really feel good, noting that staff have to really feel glad in an effort to make a present that makes individuals glad,” sources advised our sister website, Deadline. Earlier that day, it was revealed that government producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman had been axed, together with co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.
The present’s home DJ , Stephen “tWitch” Boss, was additionally promoted to co-executive producer whereas present government producers Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt will proceed engaged on the present. Allegations concerning the work tradition on the present first surfaced in July 2020. “DeGeneres vowed to work together extra together with her staffers, revealing that she was shocked to seek out out that individuals on the present had been advised to keep away from eye contact together with her. She inspired staffers to speak to her,” the Deadline creator, Nellie Andreeva, additionally claimed.