Occupation: unfunny comedienne
Last Seen: Los Angeles
Bee-otched For: being a quitter
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It seems that not long ago, Ellen DeGeneres was
on top of the world.
Her daytime talk show was one of the
highest-rated programs in syndication. Her
guests were giant A-listers in Hollywood. The
world was her oyster.
And then, the bottom fell out.
When she was spotted in George W.
BusHitler's skybox at a Dallas Cowboys
football game, many in the LGBTQ+ community
called her a traitor for being a friend to
somebody who was no friend to them. But of
course, Ellen's fame took an even bigger
nosedive when it was revealed that her show's
workplace was very toxic.
The reports regarding the culture at Ellen were
damning. Producers told her fans things like
not to look at her or even be smarter than her
if they were playing one of her games. The
backlash from the negativity regarding the
behind-the-scenes hellhole caused the show to
lose half of its viewers.
Now, it's the end.
Ellen has officially announced that the
2021-22 season for the show will be its last.
She claimed that she needed something new to
challenge her and that the backstage melee had
nothing to do with her discontinuing her
program. She claims that she wants to do
things related to her favorite causes, such as
the environment. As a matter of fact, she
recently narrated "Endangered", a documentary
on Discovery +.
Not a whole lot of people defended Ellen
through her situation, though she did find an
ally in Howard Stern. When the backstage
problems on her show were hot headlines, Stern
stood up for her, claiming that he felt
terrible when she lost her 1990s sitcom after
she came out as gay in 1997, causing the
show's ratings to decline and advertisers to
pull their spots.
Now, I'm one of those people who judges on
talent and not by how different they are. Look
at Bill Cosby: back in the 1960s, he was one
of the first black comics to be accepted by
white audiences. He was clean and was somebody
the whole family could enjoy. Because of this,
he was on many children's shows like Sesame
Street and Captain
Kangaroo. Hell, he even saved NBC when The
Cosby Show became a ratings smash.
Personally, I never found him funny. But, to
each their own. IMHO, I think he used his race
to get to places most other African Americans
would never be allowed to go. And yes, he used
his race to get what he wanted, like raping
and drugging women.
When it comes to blacks, gays and just
about everybody else, there's no "I hate this
person because they're gay" or "this guy's
black, so he must be in a gang". I know. I've
dealt with too many assholes who are a part of
a minority. One reason why I started this very
blog was because when I was a teen in the
1990s, I lived in northern Michigan, where the
only real rock station there avoided bands
that I actually liked, like KoRn, Rage Against
the Machine, Tool and others. Instead, the
station was loaded with butt rock from the 70s
and then-currents from soccer mom acts like
Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls and Melissa
Etheridge. One of the worst-kept secrets was
that part of the reason why the station's new
rock selections were limp was because their
programming director and midday jock is a
lesbian. Not only that, but the station even
had a Saturday morning standup comedy show and
they were load it up with crap from Ellen and
the horrid Rosie O'Donnell. But, guess what?
There's a TON of members of the LGBTQ+ family
who know how to rock, namely the likes of Lzzy
Hale, Billie Joe Armstrong and Otep, just to
name a few. It's just that this woman was
nothing more than a puppet for her bosses in
North Dakota, who cared more about money than
The reality is that Ellen is simply not
that funny and I get douche chills when I have
to watch her horrible show. Simply put, good
riddance. I kinda knew that something was up
with her and it was all before her downfall.
Now, she can spend time eating caviar with
dictators and living a life where nobody has
to look at her because she can live a private
life with Portia and their millions.
Yes, Ellen wants us all to be kind to
everybody. But, when that person doesn't want
to give you a seat at the table, then, you can
tell them to fuck off.
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