Rap veteran Wale might have found a new hustle in front of the camera. He went online this morning with a pitch for why he should take over “The Ellen Degeneres Show” – immediately.
Wale Wants Ellen’s Job
Wale took to Twitter to let it be known he’d like to host Ellen Degeneres‘ show. He even dropped some reasons as to why he’d be the perfect fit.
“Na y’all got to hear me out .. I’m very eloquent and loquacious… I’m only slightly problematic but tv needs a lil razzle dazzle .. my Rolodex is sturdy. I think I provide an informative entertaining brand of chaos day time TV deserves . So again please.. let me host da show”
His pitch comes after the #ReplaceEllen hashtag found its way onto Twitter. Social media is quickly coming up with replacements to be the show’s new host.
Wait, There’s More
An investigation reportedly revealed racism and discrimination behind her famous show. At least 10 former “Ellen” employees spoke on alleged incidents of mistreatment, although Ellen herself was never directly involved.
Former employees of DeGeneres’s series accused its producers of fostering an environment filled with “racism, fear and intimidation”. Ten individuals who used to work on the show, and one current employee, anonymously alleged to BuzzFeed News incidents including being fired for attending two family funerals, and producers joking that two black employees look similar and may cause confusion. Many of the accusers alleged that the show’s environment is “dominated by fear”, and claimed that employees who don’t raise concerns about work hours or microaggressions are rewarded. A source claimed: “They feel that everybody who works at The Ellen Show is lucky to work there – ‘So if you have a problem, you should leave because we’ll hire someone else because everybody wants to work here.’” (Independent)
Before You Go
Ellen has already responded to the allegations and apologized. She published an open letter to her employees, past and present.
“Hey everybody — it’s Ellen. On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness — 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. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.”