ELLEN DeGeneres has been accused of being “manipulative and self-centered” by a former child star who was signed to her record label.
Many, including fellow celebrities, have detailed controversial behavior from the daytime TV show host.
Former child actor Grayson Chance, who rose to fame after Lady Gaga’s paparazzi performance went viral, has spoken out about his own experience with Ellen, 64.
The musician was invited to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2010 a week after the clip took off, but more than 12 years later, he claims he was abandoned by the show’s host.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he claimed that Ellen promised to give both Grayson and his mother stability and guidance.
He even told the outlet that she bought him a new piano and co-created a record label to help launch his career.
“My week, month, year could change [with] One text message from her,” he said.
“It was terrible”
“If she had some opinion, it all changed,” Grayson added.
The musician has continued to insist that Ellen controls certain aspects of his career, such as when he tours, when he records, what he sees, and what he wears.
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“She came in, looked at the rack, yelled at the stylist, yelled at the people in front of me, and said, ‘This is what you wear at the show.
“She was just demeaning people.”
Grayson told Rolling Stone that things got worse from there.
When his career started to take a turn for the worse, he said Ellen dropped him like a brick.
According to the musician, she and the label were not happy with his performance on his second album.
He appeared on her show for the second time, but she hardly cared.
“I couldn’t catch her. I couldn’t talk to her.
“Whenever I came to the show, it was a very fake smile. It’s like, ‘Here’ is what we talk about. See you there.”
Grayson said she felt at home with her host when she returned to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2019.
In an interview, she said she was very proud of coming out two years ago.
He told the magazine: gig.
“I was 100 percent faking it. [I felt like] She cheats 100% with me too. ”
Grayson vowed never to appear on the show again, but that’s when the producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show reached out to offer him a major spot in the final episode as the show closed for good in Spring 2022. was tried..
But he said: ‘I couldn’t do it.
“So I turned down a national television gig the night before the album’s release. It may not be wise, but I had to because of my integrity.” .”
A rep for Ellen did not respond to a request for comment.
friendship is over
Grayson isn’t the only one who opposes Ellen.
In fact, many have come forward to accuse the star of unfavorable behavior.
Former friend and Hollywood associate Rosie O’Donnell lashed out at Ellen during a recent appearance on See What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
She explained on the show that she does “a little weird” with the hosts.
The actress reflected on the shocking moment when Ellen sneered at her during an interview with the late Larry King.
“He said, ‘What happened to Rosie O’Donnell?
She claimed Ellen said in response: “I don’t know Rosie. We’re not friends.”
Rosie claimed Ellen’s disrespect “hurt my feelings like a baby and never really got over it.”
Rosie revealed that she was invited to appear on Ellen’s Program towards the end of the final season.
The A League of Their Own star said:
“And they didn’t want to.”
Sympathy for Ellen
Back in 2020, Rosie confessed that she felt sympathy for stand-up comics that were fighting allegations of toxic workplace behavior at the time.
While speaking to Busy Phillips on the podcast, Rosie said, “So I have sympathy for Ellen, right?
“I am compassionate, even if I am listening. And I understand.”
The mother of five claimed she never appeared on the show because of the Ellen skit that frightened her guests.
Rosie added, “I’m afraid she’ll scare me and have a heart attack.”
In July 2020, several of Ellen’s employees revealed bombshell accusations they allegedly faced on set from “racism, fear and intimidation.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, an internal investigation resulted in executive dismissals and Ellen’s on-air apology.
“I take it very seriously and I want to say really sorry to those affected.”
In May 2022, Ellen’s talk show ended.