Old Tweet From Ellen DeGeneres About Making Employee ‘Cry Like A Baby’ Is Finally Decoded
Back in 2009, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted “I made one of my employees cry like a baby on today’s show. Honestly, it felt good.” Now, this tweet has resurfaced, causing tons of people to question the talk show hosts behind the scenes behavior even more. But there is a hidden meaning behind the tweet that could get Ellen off the hook from yet another scandal.
Ellen DeGeneres’ Old Tweet Has People Questioning Why She Made Employee Cry
People began retweeting this tweet because they felt like it was a sign that The Ellen Show did in fact have “a toxic work environment“, even back then. Although the tweet seems pretty ruthless, it turns out, they were actually tears of joy. In 2009 during an episode of The Ellen Show, Ellen gifted one of her employee’s tickets for a cruise on air. Jeannie Klisiewicz was hired back in 2008 after writing to Ellen about wanting to work for her show. Ellen had brought her live on the show to tell her she wanted to hire her. A source told Page Six that Ellen “wanted to do something special for her because of her positive attitude and because she had entered every contest and never won.” You can watch the video here of Jeannie getting a big surprise. Jeannie busted into tears.
Ellen also gave Jeannie another big surprise to celebrate a decade of her working on the show. They looked back at some of her greatest highlights and iconic segments she’s had during her time on The Ellen Show. “I have the best job in the whole world getting to work for you and work for all of these people. She’s the best and it just trickles down to every person we work with and it’s just the best place and I’m so grateful for that” Jeannie said of working for Ellen. Ellen gifted Jeannie with her own seat in the audience engraved with her name along with a brand new car.
Ellen’s Former Employees Recently Spoke Out About Mistreatment
It definitely seems like Jeannie’s experience working on the show was a lot brighter than what some of the other employees faced behind the scenes. Previously, several former employees came forwards in a BuzzFeed article accusing three of the senior level produces of sexual misconduct, racism and bullying. Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman have all been terminated after an internal investigation of The Ellen Show began after these claims were made.
Ellen held a video conference call with over 200 staffers to discuss the chaos surrounding the show and apologize. A source said that Ellen broke down in tears at one point during the call. She said she “wasn’t perfect” and that she will “learn from my mistakes.” She also said “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way.” She maintained that she had no idea any of this was going on behind the scenes and wants people to feel happy coming to work every day.