Ellen reveals shocking ban during the last episode

The final episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show aired today — and the controversial TV host dropped a bombshell behind the scenes.

The final episode of Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show has aired on-air after nearly two decades.

The 64-year-old TV presenter, who presented for the first time The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003, fronting the Season 19 finale on Friday, where she dropped a bombshell over a word she wasn’t allowed to say when the show first started.

“I couldn’t say ‘gay’ on the show. I wasn’t allowed to say ‘gay’,” Ellen told viewers.

“I have often said it at home. ‘What do we eat for gay breakfast?’ Or ‘pass the gay salt’. “Has anyone seen the gay remote?” — stuff like that,” she joked, before revealing what else about her private life she wasn’t allowed to mention when the show started.

“I couldn’t say ‘we’ because that implied I was with someone. I certainly couldn’t say a woman.

That’s because it wasn’t legal for gays to get married. And now I always say woman,” she added, referring to wife Portia de Rossi.

DeGeneres then referred to her ’90s sitcom Ellenwhich was canceled in 1998 shortly after her character became famous came out

“Twenty-five years ago they canceled my sitcom because they didn’t want a lesbian to be in prime time once a week. So I said, ‘Okay, I’m out every day during the day, how about that?’”.

She later described her long tenure on daytime TV as the “most beautiful journey” and “the greatest experience” of her life.

“If I’ve done anything in the past 19 years, I hope I’ve inspired you to be yourself. Your true, authentic self,” DeGeneres said.

And if someone is brave enough to tell you who they are, be brave enough to support them, even if you don’t understand. They show you who they are, and that’s the greatest gift anyone can ever give you.”

After interviews with Billie Eilish and Jennifer Aniston, the good friend of DeGeneres, pop star

P!nk, was the last guest on the show, as she serenaded the outgoing host with a performance of her song What about us.

DeGeneres then said goodbye the same way he did in the very first episode, sitting on a couch and turning off the TV as the stage doors closed behind her.

DeGeneres, who has reportedly amassed a net worth of $700 million, has led more than 3,000 shows and rivaled broadcast queen Oprah Winfrey.

But DeGeneres sensationally pulled the plug on her show in May last year, more than 12 months after her reputation soured almost overnight because of allegations of toxic substances in the workplace.

Her iconic “be nice” slogan was first called into question when a March 2020 tweet by writer and comedian Kevin T. Porter claimed she was “notoriously one of the meanest people in the world.”

It went viral, with more than 1000 answers of people describing their horrible experiences with her.

The aftermath was even more brutal, with numerous employees coming forward with their own stories of bullying. In particular a story from July 2020 in Buzzfeed quoted 10 former and one then current employees speak out against Ellen’s program

They unanimously described a “toxic work environment” with a culture of “racism, fear and intimidation.”

An internal Warner Bros investigation after months of negative press led to the firing of top producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman.

DeGeneres first addressed workplace claims after her return to TV for Season 18 in September 2020, admitting she was a “work in progress” but imploring viewers that she’s still “the person you look at.” watching TV”.

“As you may have heard this summer, there were allegations of a toxic work environment on our show and then there was an investigation. I’ve learned that things have happened here that should never have happened,” she said.

“I take that very seriously and I want to say that I am very sorry to the people who were affected.”

She admitted it’s a tricky position to be known as the “be nice” lady.

“Sometimes I get sad. I’m getting angry. I get nervous. I get frustrated. I’m getting impatient. And that’s all I’m doing. I am a work in progress.

“And I’m mostly concerned with the impatience because … and it’s not going well because it’s not going fast enough.”

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