Gogglebox stars BLAST Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘awkward’ apology over workplace bullying scandal

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‘She’s obviously not really sorry!’ Gogglebox stars BLAST Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘awkward’ apology over workplace bullying scandalBy Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia Published: 04:14 EDT, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 04:28 EDT, 1 October 2020 The cast of Gogglebox Australia have slammed Ellen DeGeneres’ apology following allegations that her show harboured a toxic workplace.Last month, the comedian kicked off the 18th season of her talk show by telling her audience she was ‘taking responsibility’ for the scandal while also squeezing in a few jokes.But during Wednesday night’s episode of Gogglebox, the cast lashed out at the 62-year-old for the ‘awkward’ comedic undertones in her monologue. ‘She’s obviously not really sorry!’ Gogglebox stars have blasted Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘awkward’ apology over her workplace bullying scandal on WednesdayMillie Dalton explained: ‘It undermines the meaning of the apology when you’re just cracking jokes.’ ‘I feel awkward, I feel awkward watching it… I don’t know if I buy it. Actions speak louder than words,’ Chantal Bakac added.Matty Fahd agreed: ‘This is super awkward, knowing everyone is watching and hating you, then you have to get up there to apologise and you’re obviously not really sorry.’Matt Dalton also wasn’t impressed by Ellen’s apology and said: ‘She’s not addressing the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of workplace complaints about her being nasty. When not one but 300 people complain, maybe there’s a smell there.’  Allegations: Over the last few months, multiple staffers from The Ellen DeGeneres Show stepped forward to accuse the 62-year-old and her senior executives of perpetuating a ‘toxic work environment’Over the last few months, multiple staffers from The Ellen DeGeneres Show stepped forward to accuse the talk show host and her senior executives of perpetuating a ‘toxic work environment’.  As she addressed these reports last month, she also squeezed in a few jokes.  Ellen has apologised to staff privately in a conference call. Reaction: Matt Dalton also wasn’t impressed by Ellen’s apology and said: ‘She’s not addressing the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of workplace complaints about her being nasty. When not one but 300 people complain, maybe there’s a smell there’ THE CLAIMS AGAINST ELLEN APRIL: Ellen staffers’ complain about how they’ve been treated during the pandemic in a Variety report which said producers left them ‘high and dry’JULY 16: BuzzFeed publishes an article alleging a toxic environment including claims that; staff were fired for taking leave, including for bereavement racism caused one employee to walk out of the job on the spottwo black female employees were told by a boss, ‘Oh wow, you both have box braids; I hope we don’t get you confused.’staff told not to speak to Ellen if they saw her on setJULY 31: A second BuzzFeed article alleging more misconduct, this time of a sexual nature AUGUST: Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman are all firedSEPTEMBER: Former household staff speak out, saying Ellen treated them ‘like nothing’ and lay traps like matchsticks to make sure they were dusting ‘every inch’ of her home  The show also faced additional accusations of sexual misconduct when dozens of men and women accused Kevin Leman, Ed Glavin and Jonathan Norman of harassment, misconduct or assault.The program’s parent company, WarnerMedia, launched an investigation after a handful of employees went public with their grievances. Leman and Norman denied the claims. They and Glavin were promptly suspended while Warner Bros. launched the investigation. Having her say: On the new season of her talk show, Ellen addressed reports that she treated staffers with little or no respect while also squeezing in a few jokes
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