California, United States — Katy Perry publicly expresses her support for Ellen DeGeneres.
On Tuesday the American singer wrote on social media regarding the reports of a toxic work environment on DeGeneres’ longtime talk show saying that she’s only ever had “positive takeaways” with the television host.
“I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow,” Perry tweeted.
“I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend @TheEllenShow,” Perry continued on her Tweet.
The star, Actress Diane Keaton also expressed support for DeGeneres on her instagram platform in block letters saying that “I always enjoyed my visits to the Ellen show. I’ve seen how the audience exudes happiness and gratitude. She gives back to so many including me”
Comments from these celebrities come after DeGeneres apologized to her staff in a memo obtained by CNN. In the email she sent to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” staffers, she wrote she was “disappointed” after reports by BuzzFeed in which current and former staff members alleged they faced intimidation and racism.
“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she wrote. “Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show,”
Degeneres then confirmed that an internal investigation had been launched by the show’s distributor, Warner Bros. Television, which is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia