Despite cashing in massively on her super-nice and friendly image, rumors came out that Ellen Degeneres didn’t treat her staff well, or even with baseline human respect. Even though she once paved the way for LGBTQ acceptance, she took a turn for the worse. Behind the scenes, she’s a completely different person than she portrays herself to be in public. Apparently, not only is Ellen difficult to work with, but her workplace has instilled several draconic rulesets. That made it nearly impossible for her employees to feel comfortable while working on set. In regards to her accusations, in interviews, she’s said, “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.” Her show understandably lost fans and viewers because of the accusations (via Buzzfeed News).