In a statement, Warner Bros said the company and Ellen are "all committed to ensuring a workplace based on respect and inclusion", and are "confident this course of action will lead us to the right way forward for the show". "And today we are starting a new chapter".
"I'm especially working on the impatience thing because... and it's not going well, because it's not happening fast enough". And I realised that with that comes responsibility", she continued, "And I take responsibility for what happens at my show. The comedian solicited negative experiences related to the series and its host, whom he accused of being "notoriously one of the meanest people alive". "I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show".
In a vulnerable moment, DeGeneres shared, "The truth is I am that person that you see on TV". Saying, "if you're watching because you don't love me. welcome", and giving two sarcastic thumbs-up before diving into the allegations of her meanness, she wasted no time explaining herself to her viewers.
DeGeneres also addressed reports that she's not who she appears to be on television.
After an internal investigation found "deficiencies related to the show's day-to-day management", three of the show's top producers, Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman, were sacked. I take responsibility for what happens at my show.... "But I don't think that I'm that good that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you", she said of her reputation for kindness. If you're watching because you love me, thank you.
Ellen went on to address how she's become known in popular culture as the "Be Kind Lady".
Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. Sometimes I get sad. This is me. And my intention is to always be the best person I can be. "People are losing their jobs".
While an in-studio audience will not be present due to the ongoing pandemic, celebrity guests will be on-set alongside DeGeneres.
"There's blatant racial injustice all around us".
She said she wanted "every single one" of the 270 staff working on her show to "be happy and proud to work here". I watch the news and I feel like 'where do we even begin?' So my hope is that we can still be a place of happiness and joy. "There are a lot of things I want to talk about".