Celebs Who Forgot About Their Employees During The Pandemic
COVID-19 has affected our lives on a global scale, celebrities included. It has provided us with a powerful lens into how celebrities act during a crisis, with some stars even mistreating their employees. Here are the celebrities who left their employees out in the cold during the pandemic.
Through her incredible charity work and her “Be kind to one another” catchphrase, Ellen DeGeneres has been deemed the “Queen of Nice.” But, the world Ellen came back to after The Ellen DeGeneres Show went on hiatus in the middle of March, was changed. In her first post-hiatus episode of the show, filmed in her multi-million dollar mansion, Ellen likened social distancing to “being in jail.” Despite following with a punchline, fans weren’t happy with the insensitive comparisons.
That was the big news until a story came out in Variety about the TV host’s treatment of her core stage staff of more than 30 employees. According to the piece, the crew had received no word from producers about their jobs for over a month, including details about pay, hours, or health. When it came time to film from DeGeneres’ home, the crew weren’t called into work. Instead, the show allegedly used a non-union tech company. The official word, when it eventually came, was that only four core members would be retained for the remote filming. The rest would receive a 60% reduction in pay. Keep watching to learn about more Celebs Who Forgot About Their Employees During The Pandemic!