Thursday on the Australian morning show Sunrise, former Ellen producer Hedda Muskat blasted talk show host and LGBT activist Ellen DeGeneres for “phoniness” in the wake of news that the long-running talk show is set to end in 2022.
“Her ratings have been in the toilet for a long long time now. Her show has not been fun it has not been interesting,” Muskat said. “I don’t think the show’s demise is because of the viewers’ loyalty to the employees, because let’s face it; as employees we endure hardship from the workplace all the time.
“I think the the viewers are disappointed in the phoniness she’s been projecting as this ‘nice person.’ So I feel that the viewers feel duped, in a way, that she’s not this nice person,” Muskat continued. “The viewers are not going to put up with the backstage racism that goes on and the backstage bullying that goes on. So I think the viewers have woken up, finally.”
The former Ellen producer also claimed that employees of the series were treated like lower life forms. “I was not able to have any connection with her, make any eye contact; and here’s the thing: It’s not just me, or three of us; there were over a hundred employees over the 19 years that walk away with with a sickened feeling about working there,” she said.
“As much as I loved my job as a booker and producer, I was almost relieved when I got fired,” Muskat continued. “I wanted to take a shower; it was like a whole new dawn. So I don’t feel like she has the trust anymore of the viewers, and so I don’t think she is going to come back anytime soon.”
Muskat went on to slam DeGeneres for “kissing ass” with celebrities. “I’d like to see her work on a farm where she can relate with all of the animals, and the pets and the dogs and the cows and the pigs, because she can relate to animals far more than she does with people.”