Earlier this year The Ellen DeGeneres Show faced several accusations and the host has now attempted to apologize for previous wrongdoings.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air for many years and a lot of fans were surprised when stories about a toxic workplace began to surface. On top of horrific stories about the production of the show, some claims painted Ellen in a less than flattering light. Nonetheless, the show has carried on and, in an opening monologue, Ellen addressed some of the issues that had been raised.

The apology took a comedic tone, without really addressing the deeper issues that have been raised. As a result, some have criticized the monologue for being insincere.

While some fans have accepted the statement, it seems that others will need more convincing. This is exemplified by the number of dislikes the YouTube upload of the apology received.

Many will hope that this is a learning moment for the team on the show, but this apology hasn’t persuaded many of tangible change.

It will be interesting to see if this is readdressed formally in the future.

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