How Sofia Vergara Defended Ellen DeGeneres after Controversial Interview Clips Resurfaced
Sofia Vergara defended Ellen DeGeneres amid the negativity the talk show host is facing. For her part, Vergara's experience was nothing like DeGeneres' alleged victims.
Based on her words, Vergara supports the talk show host. She shared a clip of her visiting "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that many recently brought into question. The tweet is found below.
VERGARA SEEMINGLY DEFENDS ELLEN
Vergara, 48, attached the minute-long clip of the time she and DeGeneres talked about a CoverGirl advertisement they did together. Some said that DeGeneres should not have made fun of the actress' accent.
The video in question was created in December 2015. It came to light as more people scrutinize DeGeneres' behavior over the years after former employees said her on-camera persona was a lie.
Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain. I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke. https://t.co/mjUjPNRHlb— Sofia Vergara (@SofiaVergara) August 21, 2020
OTHERS WHO SUPPORT ELLEN
Vergara, who is Columbian-American, has always had a strong accent in her speech. The clip was not the only time DeGeneres made fun of it, and people are accusing her of being racist for it.
Vergara joins fellow celebrities who have come out and shown support for DeGeneres. These include her wife Portia de Rossi, Jerry O'Connell, Katy Perry, Diane Keaton, Ashton Kutcher, and Tyrese Gibson.
THOSE ON THE EMPLOYEES' SIDE
Lea Thompson replied in agreement. Former "Ellen Show" DJ, Tony Okungbowa, added his take to the argument, saying he had felt the "toxicity" in the time he worked there.
THE ELLEN SCANDAL UNFOLDS
The scandal all began in July when Buzzfeed published an article with accounts from former employees talking about discrimination or just lack of kindness they had experienced on the "Ellen Show."
Later on, others made allegations against top executive producer Kevin Leman saying he had sexually harassed them. Both Leman and DeGeneres have shared words of apology following the claims.
After an internal investigation, three top producers, Leman, Ed Glavin, and Jonathan Norman, have left. DeGeneres apologized once again. Supposedly, positive changes were made with current staff.