Ellen DeGeneres has faced a lot of criticism over allegedly having created a toxic culture behind the scenes of her show. Comedian Tim Dillon is the latest star to respond to the presenter’s apology.
Ellen Degeneres recently shared an apology to her colleagues following news reports over an alleged toxic work environment on her show.
According to Variety, a number of former employees have come forward with stories of alleged incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment.
The publication revealed Ellen’s original letter, in which she claimed she wasn’t able to “stay on top of everything” as the show rose to fame and expected her colleagues to “do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done.” Ellen added that she was “committed” to taking action and making the necessary changes.
However, comedian Tim Dillon, in his response to Ellen’s apology, didn’t have many nice things to say about the presenter.
Who is Tim Dillon?
Tim is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer from Long Island.
He gained popularity after winning the title of New York’s Funniest 2016 at Carolines NY Comedy Festival.
In 2017, Rolling Stone named Tim one of the top 10 comedians that people need to know about.
Tim has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, the Glasgow Comedy Festival and SXSW.
He currently hosts his own podcast called The Tim Dillon Show.
Tim Dillon reacts to Ellen DeGeneres’ apology
Tim has recently made headlines after he responded to Ellen’s apology on social media.
Tim’s tweet quickly attracted thousands of likes, as well as hundreds of comments and retweets from his followers.
In another Twitter post, the comedian explained:
“And to clarify anyone who works for this show deserves to be berated. I feel no empathy for them. None.”
Tim responds to the allegations from Ellen’s former employees
The comedian has addressed the allegations from Ellen’s former employees in a recent episode on The Tim Dillon Show.
“36 former employees independently corroborated incidents of sexual misconduct,” Tim claimed on the podcast. “36 employees at Ellen!”
“And I’m not trying to make light of that. Although it is my job to, and also I am. But the point is I’m not making light of the sexual assault. I’m making light of the fact that while it’s going on, Ellen is bringing out sloths to make Kristen Bell giggle.”