WarnerMedia Checks The Ellen Degeneres Show After Employee Complaints Of Racism
Media holding WarnerMedia is conducting a review of the Ellen DeGeneres Show for discriminatory treatment of employees after some of them complained of racism and "General unhealthy atmosphere" on the set, according to Variety.
The corresponding procedure was launched in connection with the July publication of the portal BuzzFeed, which said that employees of the program faced racial discrimination in their work, which was expressed in the form of jokes about the color of their skin. Besides, the participants of the shooting process complained that they could be fired for going on sick leave or vacation.
The Executive producers of the program, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, and Mary Connelly, took responsibility for everything that happened on the site, given the release of that material, promising to do "work on mistakes."
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been released since 2003. During its existence, the program won an Emmy award 61 times in various categories, including "outstanding talk show."