Ellen DeGeneres Says She Got Kicked Out of Showbiz in New Stand-Up Show Ellen DeGeneres I Got Kicked Out of Showbiz … For Being ‘Toxic,’ ‘Mean’ Ellen DeGeneres says she got thrown out of Hollywood for being mean and toxic — something she’s making light of now in a new stand-up show … which is coming to Netflix. The comedian did a live show in L.A. this week, which some reporters had attended — and she ended up addressing her leaving her famed talk show … which came to an end in 2022 on the heels of claims from former staffers that the workplace was a nightmare. Ellen says, “What else can I tell you? Oh yeah, I got kicked out of show business. There’s no mean people in show business.” She adds, “The hate went on for a long time and I would try to avoid looking at the news. The ‘be kind’ girl wasn’t kind. That was the headline. I became this one-dimensional character who gave stuff away and danced up steps … Would a mean person dance up steps? Had I ended my show by saying, ‘Go f*** yourself,’ people would’ve been pleasantly surprised.” Ellen also made this crack at one point, saying this was actually the second time she’d been kicked out of showbiz — referring to the backlash she got in the ’90s when she came out — and added there’d be a third time eventually because “I’m mean, old, and gay.” While she was making fun of the whole ordeal, she got serious at various moments in the set too … saying the aftermath took a toll on her ego and self-esteem, noting people in Hollywood either love your or hate you, and that the hate often outweighs the love. She also said this … “Honestly, I’m making jokes about what happened to me but it was devastating, really. I just hated the way the show ended. I love that show so much and I just hated that the last time people would see me is that way.” Ellen also said the scandal weighed heavily on her wife, Portia de Rossi , and while she was down in the dumps for a long time … she’s grateful to be back onstage anew. This stand-up of Ellen’s is eventually gonna be filmed and released on Netflix in the Fall.

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