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‘Replace Ellen’ screams racism and sexism after rumored possible DeGeneres successor is named

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As the future of Ellen DeGeneres and her talk show hang in the balance amid accusations of a “toxic”  workplace culture, the hashtag #ReplaceEllen began trending on Twitter.

The comedian actress and talk show host has come under fire after allegations surfaced of racism and workplace intimidation on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” with WarnerMedia reportedly launching an internal investigation. Twitter users weighed in with demands to replace DeGeneres that sparked even more controversy and debate.

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As rumors flew that James Corden had been seen as the host’s successor before allegations by staff of bullying and sexual harassment behind the scenes, Twitter users added their own list of replacements, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld, actress Jennifer Garner and actor Liam Neeson.

Many Twitter users demanded that it is time for a black host for the daytime talk show.

Some called out the idea that DeGeneres was under attack by the “Cancel Culture” because she is white.

There were many Twitter users who slammed the “sexist” attacks on DeGeneres, pointing to the lack of support she is getting and the double standard because she is a female.

Rumors were flying after The Sun claimed that Corden was under consideration as a replacement for DeGeneres, though there was no confirmation. But the news set off another wave of Twitter responses as many did not seem to like the idea at all.

But as the #ReplaceEllen hashtag continues to trend, it seems the only thing anyone can agree on is that the debate on all sides is far from over.

Frieda Powers


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