Ellen DeGeneres Slammed By Netizens For Joking About Coronavirus

Ellen DeGeneres Slammed By Netizens For Joking About Coronavirus

Ellen DeGeneres upset some of her fans with a joke about self-quarantining being like jail.

The backlash was the latest example of celebrities being called out for what appeared to be tone-deaf comments and social media postings as the pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work and killed more than 14,000 in the United States.

Her jail split regardless of, DeGeneres supplied her appreciation towards important employees and also others on the frontlines throughout the coronavirus dilemma. The popular US TV presenter has often shared videos of herself from her house that looks nothing short of heaven as she now isolates with wife Portia de Rossi due to coronavirus outbreak.

Some fans were thankful for Ellen's jokes, and thanked her online for "holding our nation together and helping people however you can".

"What a lovely $27 million dollar prison you have", a third person wrote.

Another user tweeted, "No @TheEllenShow, being quarantined in your mansion with an abundance of food, medication, and privilege is NOT like being in jail".

Prison inmates are disproportionately vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 during the current pandemic, with experts warning that prisons and jails could become "petri dishes of infection."

The other heat she received was from the insinuation that "everyone in here is gay" - sparking a negative stereotype and also making light of sexual assault.

Representatives for DeGeneres didn't immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

'It (the in-joke, red.) clothes, Ellen, while thousands are in prison and just hope for the best without soap and basic protection'.

Petition to stick her in an actual jail after quarantine is lifted.

"Sorry that your mansion is such a jail". "But the dream of class mobility dissipates when society locks down, the economy stalls, the death count mounts and everyone's future is frozen inside their own crowded apartment or palatial mansion".

"I wanted to start doing my new show as soon as possible because it's really for people who are stuck at home, and especially my staff and crew". Neither of us are complaining. If you're feeling trapped, I want to set you free. And Ellen DeGeneres may have just learned that the hard way.

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