Goodbye to the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

comedian and presenter Ellen DeGeneres wraps up ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ this ThursdayOne of the most influential venues in American television and the rest of the world, having been on the air for 19 years. The comedian said, “I came here 19 years ago and said it was the beginning of a relationship. And today is not the end of a relationship, it’s a break. You’ll be able to watch other shows and maybe meet another audience.” she made a joke. in his last speech. DeGeneres was accompanied by her first guest, actress Jennifer Aniston, and singers Billie Eilish and P!nk.

The presenter took the opportunity in his farewell speech. Progress report for the LGBTQ community Since it came out of the closet in 1997, icon for batch. “When I started this program I couldn’t say ‘gay’, it was forbidden and I said it a lot at home. (…) I couldn’t say ‘we’ either because it implied that I was. with someone,” she recalled. Of course, I couldn’t say ‘wife’ because same-sex marriage is not legal. And now I always say ‘wife'” Final of the show.

The comedian, whose influence has reached the world thanks to high-level guests such as Penélope Cruz, Britney Spears and United States president Joe Biden, already announced the end of his popular format last year. “When you’re a creative person, you have to be constantly challenged and No matter how good and fun this show is, it’s no longer a challenge for me,” the presenter explained to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ has been on the air since 2003, has been nominated for 171 Emmys (it won 61 statuettes) and currently has an average of 2.5 million viewers per day, including those who follow its viral content. on YouTube and other international platforms.

Despite its undoubted success, 2019 has seen a decline in viewership for the format since several reports were made public detailing a toxic work environment in the making of the show. After a report by the digital newspaper BuzzFeed, Former employees of the program blamed the team DeGeneres’ image tarnished with “racism” and a “toxic work culture” and she lost a million viewers. Last summer, the presenter apologized to her team in a public letter.

The comedian already wanted to end his contract in 2019, but eventually extended it until 2022, but there will be no further extensions.

Source: Informacion

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