Eric Andre Is Down To Replace Ellen DeGeneres On Her Own Show Amid Toxic Workplace Claims

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The show would still be The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but with Eric Andre as the host.

Eric Andre is in support of a petition calling for him to replace Ellen DeGeneres on her own show.

The comedian shared the petition, which is titled “Make Eric Andre the host of the Ellen Show,” on his Twitter account.

“With the recent scandals plaguing Ellen Degeneres, we the people of the world hereby nominate and elect Eric Andre to become the new permanent host of The Ellen Show,” the petition reads, ending with its creator, Ranchposting Fan Squad, requesting that people “sign the petition and make Eric Ellen.”

After sharing the petition, Andre also posted a photoshopped image of his face merged with DeGeneres’ face.

DeGeneres has faced backlash after BuzzFeed News published a report on the alleged “toxic work environment” of her show, with current and former employees speaking out about their experiences.

In response to the report, The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner released a joint statement taking full responsibility for the show’s daily operations.

“Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe and inclusive work environment,” the statement said. “We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. For the record, the day-to-day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”

Celebrities have also come out in defense of DeGeneres, including comedian Kevin Hart.


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It’s crazy to see my friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the fucking planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1. The internet has become a crazy world of negativity….we are falling in love with peoples down fall. It’s honestly sad…When did we get here? I stand by the ones that I know and that I love. Looking forward to the future where we get back to loving one another….this hate shit has to stop. Hopefully it goes out of style soon….This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences….It’s simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen…

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