Eric Andre has suggested that James Corden is “not nice” and that the British television host is “f****d” considering the controversy around Ellen DeGeneres’ contended behaviour.
In an explosive interview with Vanity Fair, the comedian lit into the months-long backlash that has brewed this year against DeGeneres for her alleged “mean” streak, as well as fostering a “toxic” workplace.
The 37-year-old, with his typical bravado, said: “Boohoo, Ellen was mean. Who gives a s**t?
“I never thought she was nice! She seems like she’d be like, ‘F***ing get me a coffee! Now!”
The Eric Andre Show star stressed that criticism levelled against DeGeneres, that she is “not nice”, paled in comparison to not only the cursed state of America’s politics, but also compared to Corden.
“We have a psychopath in the White House and we’re in the longest war of all time.
“It seems like small potatoes compared to the world crumbling into these right-wing authoritarian dictatorships and these industrialised nations.”
“Is that what cancel culture’s devolved to? ‘That guy’s not nice!’
“James Corden is f ***ed if that’s the only criteria to get called out,” he added, noting that Corden is “trembling” in his “king boots”.
Ellen DeGeneres, once seen as an oasis of optimism, now battles against rumours she’s ‘mean’.
The eponymous chat show host’s once-sparkling reputation has been whittled away this year amid a patchwork of claims from former and current Ellen DeGeneres Show staffers and audience members that the set is engulfed by “toxicity”.
The flood gates opened this year after one of Ellen’s ex-employees, Kevin T Porter, described her as “one of the meanest people alive” in a winding Twitter thread, prompting countless staffers – former and present – to accuse DeGeneres and her senior staff as abuse.
Following an internal investigation into the claims, producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were all fired ahead of the show’s return to screens.
DeGeneres had vastly remained on mute while a wave of allegations hit her and her senior-level staffers. So, with the pressure piling, her eighteenth season-opening came to be viewed as something of a test to see whether she could rebuild trust with her once committed audience.
In a seven-minute-long monologue, she finally addressed the raft of accusations, admitting that she’s a “work in progress” adding that she has “taken responsibility”.
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