DeGeneres thought rumours she's mean were 'just sour grapes'

Ellen DeGeneres ends every episode of her talk show with, “Be kind to one another,” but she has been hit with a number of allegations in recent weeks that she is mean to staffers, guests and other people behind-the-scenes. But it’s not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming.” That same month, the comedian came under fire for joking that being quarantined in her million mansion during the coronavirus pandemic is “like being in jail.” In addition, Variety reported that the crew on DeGeneres’ show had been left in the dark about their jobs and pay during the global crisis, and her former bodyguard publicly called her “cold” and “dehumanizing.” Through it all, the Emmy winner has leaned on her wife, Portia de Rossi, and some trusted pals.