Quarantine Is Like Jail- Joke Brings Fierce Backlash For Ellen DeGeneres

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s most popular TV personalities, faced a barrage of criticism on Wednesday after comparing her self-isolation in a multimillion-dollar mansion to being in prison.

DeGeneres, whose daily television talk show had been off the air for three weeks because of a stay-at-home order, returned on Wednesday with a show filmed by her wife, actress Portia De Rossi, from one of their California homes.

“One thing that I’ve learned from being in quarantine is that people – this is like being in jail, is what it is,” quipped DeGeneres, who was filmed in an armchair looking out on vast, grassy lawns and mountains.

“It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay,” she said, laughing at her own joke.

While DeGeneres also praised health workers and other on the frontlines battling the coronavirus epidemic, the prison joke did not go down well. more

31 Comments on Quarantine Is Like Jail- Joke Brings Fierce Backlash For Ellen DeGeneres

  1. Is she the male or the female in the gay house? I’m waiting for the dryer to finish and that’s all I’ve got.

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  2. Out: Homosexual victims.
    In: Incarcerated victims.
    Things have changed, You’re no longer as marginalized as you had hoped.

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  3. It was one of the worst Talk shows ever, but in that last 5 years there is much worse.

    Looking at you Whoopie Cushion and Joyless BagFart.

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  4. 1) oh, poor ellen degenerate: telling us all how tough it is being a wealthy narcissistic celebrity when you cannot go out and lord your wonderfulness over all us plebes. boo hoo!
    suck it!

    2) to all the people who are upset over her complaining that she equated being in self exile from us and comparing it to being in jail or prison, stating you have relatives and loved ones in jail and prison.
    cry me a river!
    your relatives and loved ones in lock up are there for a reason.
    where are all the tears for the victims of your relatives and loved ones?
    suck it!

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  5. I have a niece who is in Cook County jail in Chicago. She has messed up her life pretty badly but the damage has mostly been to herself and the family. They have been letting masses of people out on “compassionate release” and for “economic hardship” with no bond for a while now, but she is the wrong demographic. If she were a “thug” from the right neighborhood, in on a gun charge she’d be let out on an I-bond in a heartbeat. And now with COVID rampant in Cook County Jail she’s terrified and deteriorating mentally. Doesn’t sound anything like the “Jail” that Ellen is experiencing.

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  6. I enjoyed her sitcom in the 90s. Until her character came out – the scripts completely changed into a preachy mess and the show was no longer fun to watch. And the ratings proved that nobody liked it anymore.
    I don’t care if people are gay – but I don’t want the discussion to be focused on something I have no interest in.

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  7. “filmed by her wife”

    piss off, she’s not married.
    marriage is between a man and a woman.
    the best you can call her is her “carpet munching roomy”

    and how and why did ellen ever become famous?
    because she came out as gay.
    that’s it! famous for munching carpet! hey i ate carpet, i want a talk show!
    she is and was a second rate comedienne if you can call her that.

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  8. In times of crisis, twerking trannies in our libraries and hollywood idiots look more clearly like the poison they are.

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  9. “jail” lol…She must not be enjoying her 30-day free trial of socialism. Or 30-year free trial if Commissar Fauci gets his way.

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  10. “It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay,”

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  11. If you google pictures of her studio tv set and pictures of Jeffry Epstein’s Island you will see that her Studio was designed to look like His Island. Lots of white with blue stripes

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  12. You have to feel for her. Being locked in your mansion for a couple weeks means you’ve probably been in every room of your palace, some of them twice. Plus her servants apparently haven’t even been in to do her laundry. Oh the humanity!

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  13. Awww. She’s imprisoned in a huge mansion with a pool and other luxuries. *sniff*
    The only thing she ever did that was half decent was Dory in Finding Nemo.
    A script written by someone else.
    She has never been funny. And why do the rubes in her audience go crazy with applause at her terrible dancing?

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  14. I never thought she was funny and found it so effing annoying when she would end nearly every joke with a “but umm.” Just ranting, I’ll get off the soapbox now.

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  15. This is why you never let the credentialed, scientists, actors ad lib. The cue card said:

    “It’s like being in a women’s prison movie.”

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  16. One of the funniest things I’ve read in the past little while was over at Kenny’s blog, knuckledraggin.

    “People getting off house arrest must be pissed off right now.”

    Does it matter that she lives in a “mansion”? This isolation thing is actually pretty hard on people. Overnight we’ve been thrown into a routine and a schedule no one saw coming. That’s pretty discombobulating.

    (Will I take heat, now, for not hating Ellen Degeneres?)

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  17. joe6 — Idle hands are the devil’s workshop….

    We need a good rowdy dow here every so often, right?

    Seriously, I’m not trying to provoke. I just miss all the old regulars who could punch above their weight, you know?

    Have you listened to the Coronavirus Sphere (or whatever Whittle is calling is daily podcasts, now) that I told Mrs. Always Right about? It’s titled something like: “My No Good, Unpopular Theory”. When you’re blood stops boiling, you gain a new appreciation for Whittle’s persuasion skills. 🙂

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  18. It is jail. Get used to it. Really, your masters really do care about you. Except for losing you job, insurance, life savings, 401k and etc. But hey, a check from the government should take care of all that.

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  19. The attitude of the government/hollyweird elites toward the hoipoloi is reflected in the line from Monty Python’s History of the world part 1; “Sire, the Peasants are revolting!” to which the king replied, “They sure are!” I sure loved that movie!

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