Ellen's Social Media Numbers Slump after Unflattering News Reports

Saturday November 7, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres  

Not only have Ellen's ratings plunged this fall, but her social media presence has taken a hit.

"The 62-year-old lost 545,000 followers on Instagram, and more than 612,000 on Twitter," reports Metro UK.

Her decline in social media followers is believed to have been caused by unflattering news reports over the past few months that suggested the Queen of Nice is actually the Queen of Mean. In these reports she was accused of having a stand-offish manner with staff; ignoring accusations of intimidation and improper behavior by key producers; and authorizing the use of non-union staff when her show relocated to her home during the pandemic. For the new season, she has returned to the studio.

For more on DeGeneres' truly bad year, follow this timeline from Insider.com

She later responded in a statement, saying she "takes full responsibility," and added: "I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show."

But even with these losses, Pink News reports, DeGeneres has "a sturdy 92.1 million Instagram following and 79.5 million followers on Twitter."

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