A former producer on The Ellen Show didn’t hold back and slammed Ellen on a breakfast talk show just hours after Ellen announced her final season.
Ellen confirmed that she is ending her talk show after an intense year of bullying claims and toxic workplace allegations.
Former producer Hedda Muskat said that the show’s demise came because viewers have “woken up” to Ellen’s true nature.
“The viewers have spoken. Her ratings have been in the toilet for a long time now. Her show has not been fun, it has not been interesting, and she’s not really ‘stepping down’ – the viewers fired her.”
Muskat said she was one of the show’s first hires back in 2003, claiming that Ellen loved “kissing ass with celebrities” and “despised” the non-celebrity human interest guests that Muskat provided.
"She’s not really stepping down, the viewers fired her"
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“She really was not in a position to interview real people because she really couldn’t carry a conversation with them,” she said.
“This is not ‘bah humbug’ on my end, because I just did my job and went home, but I feel that for the guests it was bad goodwill for them. They just really were not able to connect with her.”
Ellen plans on sitting down with talk show titan Oprah Winfrey on tomorrow’s episode of The Ellen Show to discuss her decision to quit, which is another move Muskat slammed.
“Frankly, I am very disappointed that Oprah is lowering herself to interview Ellen,” she told the hosts.
“Oprah can interview kings and queens, I love Oprah … and for her to interview Ellen, it’s like, why? Who cares about Ellen anymore?”
The talk show hosts were left in shock, with David Koch and Natalie Barr asking the former producer what she thought Ellen had planned next.
“I’d like to see her work on a farm where she can relate with all of the animals and the pets and the dogs and the cows and the pigs because if you can relate to animals far more than she does with people,” she said, prompting shocked laughter from the Sunrise hosts.
“I was not able to have any connection with her, make any eye contact, and here is the thing: It’s not just me or three of us, there were over 100 employees over the 19 years that walk away with this sickened feeling about working there.
“As much as I loved my job as a booker and producer, I was almost relieved when I got fired… I wanted to take a shower, it was like a whole new dawn. I don’t feel like she has the trust anymore of the viewers, and so I don’t think she is going to come back anytime soon.”
Barr joked that Muskat didn’t hold back, saying “she went for it then”.