Katy Perry has defended her decision to publicly support Ellen DeGeneres, following allegations of “toxicity” on the set of her popular talk show.
The Ellen Show is currently undergoing an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, after BuzzFeed News published accounts from current and former staff members, who alleged they were subjected to a “toxic work environment” while working on the show.
Despite facing backlash for her “tone-deaf” message of support for Ellen, Katy told the LA Times that she stands by what she said.
“I started that tweet off not undermining anyone else’s experience,” she shared.
“I wanted to only speak from my own experience. I have over 100 million people that follow me on Twitter, so not everyone is going to agree with me.”
She added: “And I’m not here to make everyone agree with me.”
Earlier this month, Katy took to Twitter to insist that despite the recent accusations – her experiences on the show were “only ever positive”.
“I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow.”
1/2 I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow. I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 4, 2020
2/2 to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend @TheEllenShow ♥️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 4, 2020
“I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend @TheEllenShow,” she added.
Responding to Katy’s tweets, Twitter users bashed the singer for “shutting down other people’s experiences.”
“Please get out of the ‘she’s nice to me so she couldn’t have done it’ mindset,” one user wrote.
obviously she's not gonna mistreat YOU lmao you're a celebrity pic.twitter.com/Wf7j0fm7aD
— ???????????????????? (@sunsaloutations) August 4, 2020
LOL. You mean Ellen was nice to celebrities?! WOW
— TRΞИT ???? VΛИΞGΛS (@trentvanegas) August 4, 2020
Because you’re a rich white women with a strong influence she is nice. I love you but the fight is not about you. It’s about the mistreatment that workers who are barely getting paid are facing. Please get out of the “she’s nice to me so she couldn’t have done it” mindset
— @theyperryforyou (@theyperryforyou) August 4, 2020
As much as you want to defend your friend, you can’t just shut down other peoples experiences. This isn’t about you; it’s what’s going on behind the scenes. And if people are having different experiences than you, we can’t just shut them down
— Josie???? (@iamjosephina1) August 4, 2020
First of all, who is 'we all'?
Second of all, remember who is making the allegations. It's people working regular ass jobs. The production staff. The gaffers. The people who have to fetch the things on your rider when you turn up. Not guests on her show. https://t.co/wZJTyMt3sX
— ?J (@_RandomJ_) August 4, 2020
How far removed do you have to be to not realize that difference in who @TheEllenShow and friends treated CELEBRITIES and those that worked FOR celebrities ????????????
— say her name • BLM • wear a fucking mask (@fuck__2020) August 4, 2020
Katy has appeared on Ellen’s chat show multiple times, and last appeared on the show in September 2019.
Last month, the TV host issued an apology to staff members who work on The Ellen Show, after former employees described the workplace environment as “toxic.”
“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness,” she wrote in a letter obtained by E! News.
“No one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case.”
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