Ellen DeGeneres seems to have her hands full right now.
According to Variety, some of the crew members who work on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show seem to be growing increasingly unhappy when it comes to how they have been treated in recent weeks during the continuing spread of the coronavirus, and the subsequent changes that it has caused in terms of the production of the show.
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In fact, members of the actual stage crew say that they had not heard from producers about important matters such as working hours, pay and their own physical and mental health in the days following the stay at home order issued by the government. And when they did, they were told that they would be receiving a 60% reduction in pay from the show.
To make matter worse, crew members say that they found out that DeGeneres was doing a remote version of her show from her home in California…when they saw it on Instagram.
“Our executive producers and Telepictures are committed to taking care of our staff and crew and have made decisions first and foremost with them in mind,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson told Variety. “Due to social distancing requirements, technical changes in the way the show is produced had to be made to comply with city ordinances and public health protocols,”
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We have a feeling this is not the end of this story.