Ellen DeGeneres Slammed For Saying Quarantine Is Like Jail
Recently, Ellen DeGeneres resumed her show, this time from her living room in Quarantine. However, her very first episode became the reason for some massive backlash from Twitter. This was after she compared her life in Quarantine like a “jail”.
Ellen DeGeneres says something very insensitive
Just like Trevor Noah, Ellen decided to take her show to the living room as well. She had to cancel the studio audience because of the Coronavirus outbreak. In her very first episode, however, she passes a comment that is seen as very insensitive. She said:
One thing that I’ve learned from being in quarantine is that people — this is like being in jail, is what it is. It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay.
As soon as Ellen DeGeneres made this comment, she received backlash on Twitter! It was so much, that by Wednesday, the video became Unavailable on YouTube. Now, that segment of the video has been edited out. However, the captions are still out of sync because that comment is still a part of it. So, let’s take a look at the stick she got!
Twitter was relentless
The first reaction she got was about her big mansion. As we all know, Ellen DeGeneres is in quarantine in her $27 million, that’s almost the size of a small town. But, that’s still not a big deal for her, because she has a net worth of a whopping $330 million according to Business Insider. And Twitter was quick to point that out to her:
— Nikola (@niktaylorde) April 7, 2020
Well, if Ellen DeGeneres calls that big mansion a jail, then none of us would have a problem being incarcerated there for life. However, the mention of jail also made people talk about the risk inmates are facing in prison.
People are literally dying in jail from COVID-19 while Ellen is out here making jokes about it. https://t.co/Z8cdnMDF5b
— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) April 8, 2020
Some also highlighted how bad the situation is in New York City jails.
"One of the most concentrated coronavirus outbreaks in the world is happening in NYC’s biggest jail complex…The jail’s top doctor called the situation a “public health disaster" ….One inmate said: "A lot of us are going to be going home in body bags." https://t.co/m1adElxfJP https://t.co/DIC6U4AwY8
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) April 7, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres should have thought out well before passing this comment because some of her remarks were very ignorant towards sexual exploitation in prison.
Using the coronavirus to spotlight your own vain celebrity status as a talking head is bad enough. She went the extra mile to trivialise not only the enslavement and cruelty of incarceration but also the sexual enslavement and torture that goes on unimpeded in these institutions. https://t.co/JjFkK0nrqE
— don hoxha (@MLMarketing_) April 7, 2020
Sadly, this isn’t the only controversy Ellen has ever been in.
Other celebrities call have beef with Ellen too
Previously, Nikkie de Jager from Nikkietutorials also came forward against Ellen. After being asked what it was like to be on her show, she said:
Let’s just say there is a huge difference between this show and Ellen DeGeneres. And I’m saying that in favor of this show.
She also remarked how being on the show wasn’t as nice and she had hoped. But, that’s not the only controversy Ellen’s been in. Last year, Dakota Johnson came on her show and slammed Ellen for not telling the truth. Ellen had asserted that Dakota hadn’t invited her for her 30th Birthday party. To that, Dakota openly told her:
Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen.
As expected, Ellen DeGeneres was left dumbfounded because Dakota had invited her, but she never showed up. It looked like Ellen was a different person off the show than on it.