Daytime television talk show host and comedian Ellen Degenres is a much celebrated and loved celebrity not just in US but also worldwide. Besides her comic timing Ellen is a dotted for her generosity by helping those in need through her show. The Ellen show’s taping had come to a halt due to corona virus lock down. Ellen alongwith his wife Portia and Portia’s family are self-isolating in their mansion.
Now after three weeks hiatus, Ellen revealed that they will be continuing with the show from her house by talking to celebrities on video call and comedy bits in-between. One of her bit has caught attention.
“One thing I’ve learned from being in quarantine is that … this is like being in jail.”
“Mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay,” she said in a YouTube video that has hundreds of thousands of views.
In wake of the on-going virus spread, there are calls for nonviolent offenders to be released on bail, as cases are being reported in prison as well. in such a sensitive climate, such a joke didn’t sit well with people on social media.
People so far from being impacted by the criminal justice system love to use it as free labor and punch lines. Fuck you Ellen. Quarantine isn’t jail. Fame isn’t jail. Jail is jail. https://t.co/sgea84nk0q— gia onomatopoeia (@missgiagiagia) April 7, 2020
People are literally dying in jail from COVID-19 while Ellen is out here making jokes about it. https://t.co/Z8cdnMDF5b— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) April 8, 2020
What a great look for Ellen as thousands of people sit in actual jail cells just hoping for the best without soap and basic protections https://t.co/RBytt0Kl4B— Caroline Darya Framke (@carolineframke) April 7, 2020
No, Rich White Lady is not sharing the pain of people worrying they'll die in jail over petty crimes (or parole violations, or even awaiting trial)— Moist Speaker (@GasolineJoy) April 8, 2020
Humor's keeping me semi-sane during all of this, but her work here not only isn't funny, it's problematic & formulaic. I really appreciate truly funny comics, skits, & parodies like Chris Mann's My Corona & Hello, as well as his very moving Thank U Frontline.— Oculogyrations (@Oculogyration) April 8, 2020
Yes, the real victims here are the encarcerated criminals. How dare anyone make a joke at the expense of literal criminals. #yablewit— Cade benson (@Cadelightning) April 8, 2020
“I feel like I’m in jail,” says Ellen in this house pic.twitter.com/GbDe9rbXTk— Adri Says Revolt🌹🌹 (@hello_adrii) April 8, 2020
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