Quarantine is getting more stranger by the second. Apparently, the nice people on TV aren’t that nice in real life! NikkieTutorials (real name Nikkie de Jager) previously shaded Ellen for not being too nice. Now, she has come up with more shocking details about her meeting with Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen didn’t let Nikkie use the bathroom
Previously, we just knew that Ellen DeGeneres didn’t even come to say Hi to her before the show. But now, NikkieTutorials is saying that the show’s producers didn’t even let her use the bathrooms! Wait, what?
Nikkie shared with a Dutch Magazine that:
I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet, because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers.
Listen, no shade to the Jonas Brothers but why in the world are they only getting the privilege of using a bathroom? Perhaps, NikkieTutorials isn’t as famous as the Jonas Brothers but you’re not supposed to treat your guests differently based on their level of fame.
Moreover, NikkieTutorials even pointed out that her segment on the Ellen show got more views than that of Jonas Brothers:
Why do they [Jonas brothers] get a private toilet? I thought. But in the end, my [interview] had 8 million views afterwards and theirs 2 million, ha!
The vibe wasn’t as nice for NikkieTutorials
Moreover, Nikkie De Jager also said that she was expecting more of a fun-filled vibe when she was going to appear on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ but the reality was much different:
Call me naive, but I kind of expected to be welcomed with confetti cannons: ‘Welcome to The Ellen DeGeneres Show!’ But instead, I was greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked. I was expecting a Disney show, but got Teletubbies after dark.”
Well, NikkieTutorials proves that you should never meet your idols. Sometimes, they may just be faking it for live television.
Ellen DeGeneres public image has already changed for quite a while
There were already rumors about Ellen not being that nice of a boss. But the public still adored Ellen DeGeneres. After all, she was an openly gay woman talk-show host that preached kindness and humility. Plus, her jokes were wholesome and she asked the most hilarious questions of her celebrity guests. She gave away charities to well-deserving families and brought recognition to really talented and just good-hearted people.
However, all of that started to change when she was seen hanging out with George W. Bush. He’s a US president that was responsible for laws that hurt the LGBTQ community:
A columnist at Ringer, Justin Charity explains:
“DeGeneres betrays her political significance as an openly gay entertainer and a prominent LGBTQ advocate through her friendship with Bush”
Moreover, George Bush also endangered lives with many of his policies.
Even though Ellen tried to defend her friendship, many critics call her elitist and the image of a genuine and caring Ellen began to deteriorate. Furthermore, her taking sides with Kevin Hart wasn’t really beloved by the public either because many weren’t ready to accept Kevin’s apology over his past homophobic comments.
Along with that, she was caught in a lie by Dakota Johnson, which just proves that you can’t always trust Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen DeGeneres is not a favorite celebrity these days
Recently, the talk-show host came under fire for her comments of saying quarantine is like a jail. The public condemned her for saying that since she’s living in a huge mansion without a worry in her life. Compare that to millions of lives who are risking their health by going to jobs they cannot afford to lose. The final nail in the coffin came when all her TV crew was criticizing her for not communicating to them what their pay is going to be like. Most of the staff of the show do not know what working hours and pay will be. Meanwhile, Ellen is continuing her quarantine home show by herself. The staff also received a 60% pay cut.