Sofia Vergara has addressed a previous clip that resurfaced from The Ellen DeGeneres Show that had fans questioning Ellen’s behavior.
A few clips of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Sofia Vergara went viral earlier this week. The talkshow host was discussing about the Modern Family‘s English skills during multiple show tapings.
Many were quick to criticize Ellen while Sofia addressed the issue on Twitter on Friday. She said those clips are just two comedians having fun with each other for entertainment. The actress assured fans that she was never the victim and always in on the joke.
Sofia reposted a clip of the show from 2015, along with clearing the air. The clip was about Sofia and Ellen filming new CoverGirl commercials together. Ellen is heard saying in the clip that they give Sofia the hardest lines because they have to describe what is in CoverGirl makeup. The host adds that the America Got Talent’s judge has a hard time pronouncing any of the ingredients.
Sofia laughed and said she thinks because Ellen is much more famous and older than she is, they give her priority. She adds that Ellen reads the script first and then she is the one who makes her say the hardest things. “They make her look pretty and make me say the important information,” Sofia added with a laugh.
The allegations comes after current and former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show came forward calling out the cast for toxic workplace environment.
Amid all the allegations about Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show and the host, many famous celebrities have come in support of Ellen. She issued an apology to her staff amid the claims of sexual misconduct behind the scenes. She acknowledged the claims against the show and herself.
After allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, Ellen addressed the claims in a letter to her staff. Although, Ellen was not accused of the misconduct and an investigation was also launched.
Ellen’s Heartfelt Message
Ellen wrote that on the first day of her show, she told everyone that the place will be of happiness and no one will ever raise their voice. She addressed the issue saying something changed and expressed her disappointment to learn that this was not happening. The talk show host goes on to apologize saying anyone who knows her knows it is not what she believes in.
Ellen added that she could not have the success without any of their contributions and that her name is on the show because of which she will take complete responsibility. She said, “Alongside Warner Bros., we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues.”
The host continued, “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
Her talk show is under investigation and they have found few gaps here and there which they regretted to inform. But, however, Ellen has gotten a ton of support from her friends on social media.
The support comes after the show faced a number of allegations against the workplace environment of The Ellen Show. Buzzfeed News published an article in July were former and current employees of Ellen spoke about the toxic workplace.
Ellen wrote a heartfelt letter to her team saying she could not have success if it wasn’t for the team. The talk show host also added that some people who work with her are speaking on her behalf and misrepresenting who she is. She says that has to stop and acknowledges the inequality.