Ellen DeGeneres vows to gift fans free cash as she faces accusations she’s ‘mean’ – The Sun

ELLEN DeGeneres has vowed to gift fans free cash after she faced embarrassing accusations that she’s "mean".

The talk show host first came under fire in March and then again last week as an angry ex-staffer claimed that all the recent reports of her "rude" demeanor are "true."

The latest story surfaced after a former bodyguard branded the multi-millionaire "cold."

But Ellen, 62, has publicly ignored the sensational and instead has continued to plug her show EllenTube in lockdown, also sharing updates on her charitable ventures.

Recent tweets called upon fans to nominate people impacted by the coronavirus so that she could wire them $250.

Ellen wrote on Twitter last night: "You can nominate someone who’s been affected by the quarantine, and I might Venmo them $250!

"Let’s #VenmoItForward. Sending love to you all. #ThanksSponsor"

And her latest tweets said other fans could get free cash if they shared videos of them taking on the 'Patience Challenge'.

Ellen said: "I saw @KylieJenner do the #PatienceChallenge with Stormi, and it was so adorable that I had to start an @ellentube challenge. Send me yours, and you could win $250!"

However, some fans were more concerned for her employees and one hit back: "If you’re such a lovely woman Ellen (which I’m sure you are) why don’t you ensure your wonderful staff who have mortgages & bills to pay in this nightmare receive their full salaries before yours bearing in mind your net worth?"

Another fan wrote: "Maybe you should just start with paying your staff instead of trying to look for an excuse to venmo people 250 bucks. The people that you've worked with been doing the #PatienceChallenge for years."



Ellen has been rocked by claims that she is not as friendly in person as she is on social media.

In March, fans shared stories of the daytime talk show host allegedly being "one of the meanest people alive"

The ex-staff member told the New York Post: "The stories are all true! Is she always nice? No.

"It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it."

Ex-security official Tom Majercak called the talk show host, 62, "demeaning" after working with her a few years ago.

While Ellen hosted the 2014 Oscars, he was tasked with being her shadow and protecting her, as well as her mom and her wife Portia de Rossi.

Tom revealed to Fox News it was one of his worst jobs during his 10-year career as a senior manager of operations for Security Imagery Specialists (SIS).

He told the outlet: "I'm holding their hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people.

"Ellen is the one person that I've been assigned to — and I've been assigned to quite a few celebrities — that has never taken the time to say hi to me."

His night at the 86th Academy Awards as her executive protector started off well when he first met Portia, who was "very pleasant and carried on a conversation," but then went downhill when he met Ellen.

The former security official, who left SIS in 2019, shadowed the comedian from the red carpet to the theater to the post-event Governor’s Ball, where he said Ellen had pre-approved the celebrities allowed to visit her table.

He felt compelled to speak out about his experience after fans tweeted horror stories they’d heard or witnessed involving Ellen last month and her staff spoke about their alleged mistreatment.

She was slammed earlier this month by her The Ellen DeGeneres Show employees for leaving them in the dark about the show amid the coronavirus pandemic, causing "anxiety among crew members," a source told Variety.

A few weeks prior to that, Ellen was the focus of a viral Twitter thread of people accusing her of being "mean" off camera, after comic Kevin T. Porter said he'd donate to charity for every "real" story he received.

Ellen also came under fire after comparing quarantine in her $27million home to being in jail.

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