In Dos Amigas, Ana Antonia Concepcion and Carmelita Caro Consuela have found out about each other’s affairs and, in true telenovela style, they have an EPIC smackdown.
While dressed in a blond wig, Eva Longoria confronts her “amiga” Ellen DeGeneres — who’s massive-boob costume deserves it’s own show — about having an affair with her cousin’s husband’s best friend, or something like that. It doesn’t really matter. All we care about are the jajaja-producing bitchslaps.
While we can catch Longoria in her new series Telenovela, we just really wish Dos Amigas was something we could actually tune into everyday.
Five years into hosting her talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the comedian was also newly married to her wife Portia de Rossi and pulling in tons of interviews with celebrities. At the time, she was publicly embraced and twelve years away from being ridiculed on platforms like Twitter for her “toxic” behavior in her workplace. That was why, perhaps, singer and music icon Mariah Carey trusted DeGeneres and agreed to take part in an interview with the television host, not at all suspecting she would be asked to address pregnancy rumors.
Now, in a recent interview with Vulture, the Grammy winner reflected on the interview and her feelings of having her pregnancy prematurely announced on television over a decade ago.
During the infamous 2008 interview, DeGeneres asked Carey to confirm or deny tabloid rumors that she and her then-husband Nick Cannon were pregnant.
In the interview, while Carey attempted to laugh off DeGeneres’s questions and change the subject, the comedian pressed the issue. At one point she even offered the singer a glass of champagne to prove she was not pregnant. “This is peer pressure,” Carey responded to DeGeneres as the audience laughed. After, when Carey pretended to take a sip DeGeneres screamed “You’re pregnant!”
Speaking to Vulture about the moment, Carey said she felt “extremely uncomfortable” about the questions.
“I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say. And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath,” Carey explained.
Two years after the interview, Carey confirmed that she had been pregnant at the time of the interview but miscarried soon after.
A year later, in 2011, Carey and Cannon gave birth to their twins Monroe and Moroccan but the DeGeneres moment clearly had a bad impact.
“I wasn’t ready to tell anyone because I had had a miscarriage,” Carey told Vulture. “I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial bus, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.”
Carey went onto explain in the interview that she wished DeGeneres had given her more “empathy” at the time. “But what am I supposed to do?” she added. “It’s like, ‘What are you going to do?'”
Carey’s reflection of the moment comes at a time when Warner Media is giving “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” an internal investigation based on complaints of workplace toxicity.
Earlier this year in July, BuzzFeed News reported that employees accused the show of supporting a “toxic work environment” behind the scenes of the talk show. “One current and 10 former staffers spoke anonymously about their experiences on set,” People reports. “Including claims of being penalized for taking medical leave, instances of racial microaggressions and fear of retribution for raising complaints.”
In an emotional conference video held with staff in August, DeGeneres explained that she “wasn’t perfect.”
“I’m a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes,” she said. “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way.”
Given the recent string of allegations against Ellen DeGeneres, many of her fans are taking inventory of her jokes and viewing them in a new light. Weighing and measuring the jokes DeGeneres has made in the past, fans are finding the comedian guilty of mean-spiritedness. Particularly when it comes to her treatment of her frequent show guest Sofia Vergara over the years.
Over the last decade, DeGeneres has had time to host Vergara on her talk show various times. Whether Vergara was herself or when she was sitting alongside the rest of the cast of her old show “Modern Family.” And despite the very many things DeGeneres could have talked to or celebrated Vergara for while hosting her, the Colombian actress was often subject to some of the worst jokes by DeGeneres.
All because of her thick accent.
Recently fans compiled clips of DeGeneres’s interviews with Vergara and it’s pretty not great.
In clips circulating on Twitter, DeGeneres can be seen jeering Vergara for her accent. During one interview, DeGeneres remarks hat Vergara’s “English has gotten worse, not better,” over the course of her time on “Modern Family.” Users on Twitter were quick to point out that DeGeneres often made jokes about Vergara’s English and often tried to make games out of her English-speaking abilities. In several incidents during the interviews, it seems pretty evident that Vergara might have been hurt by DeGeneres’ jokes.
Recently, Vergara addressed claims that DeGeneres was being racist towards her.
In response to allegations that DeGeneres was being racist, Vergara commented “Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain,” in a tweet going on to say “I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke.”
In response to Vergara’s message fans have pointed out that whether done with the intention of being racist towards Vergara specifically, DeGeneres’ jokes at the time were still hurtful to others.
“My parents, who have heavy spanish accents, didn’t have the option to be in on the joke.’ Instead, they were the butt of jokes,” one user wrote. “And as a child of immigrants, I was always picked on because of that. Your ‘entertainment’ may lead to some to think they have a free pass to ridicule.”
“Me too, my poor mom took classes to try to reduce her accent despite being perfectly understandable. The discrimination was even worse in the 80s but Ellen keeps it alive,” another Twitter user commented. “It’s the lowest form of humor, the put down towards the other person. It’s non funny peoples humor.”
DeGeneres has yet to comment on the clips that have resurfaced.
But they’re pretty damning.
Tons of people are commenting on the clips being shared of the actresses time together.
And it’s pretty heartbreaking how hurtful DeGeneres’ comments are.
And of course, you might remember this terrible offense.