A tweet posted by Ellen DeGeneres in 2009 has gone viral after she admitted she made an employee on The Ellen DeGeneres Show cry.
Ellen's tweet has resurfaced following recent claims that her chat show is surrounded by "toxicity".
Yesterday, three top producers on the primetime show were fired – Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were made aware of their fate via a group conference call with Ellen Show "staffers".
Following the surge in claims made by former employees, one tweet made by the 62-year-old comedienne appears to have resurfaced.
June 5, 2009, saw Ellen tweet about an episode of her show that had not yet aired.
The tweet read: "I made one of my employees cry like a baby on today’s show. Honestly, it felt good."
Ellen's post is in relation to Series 6, Episode 6107 which aired in 2009.
The episode in question saw Ellen surprise employee Jeannie Klisiewicz be gifted a cruise from her boss.
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During the episode, Ellen praises Jeannie for her contribution to the show.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, an insider said that Jeannie was rewarded for "always making everyone feel so good when they come into the office."
However, despite the tweet being about a loving moment on the show, many have since taken the tweet out of context.
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Twitter users instantly shared their shock after seeing the post, with one saying: "Lmfaoo thought this was a parody account for sure WTF."
While a second added: "That didn't age well."
"LMFAOOO you would think she purged her Twitter account by now," added a third.
A fourth went on to say: "LMAO, why is there always a tweet?"
Deadline recently reported that Ellen shared an emotional update with her staff following the recent allegations.
The Finding Dory actress is believed to have explained that being an introvert and having "good days and bad days" frequently makes her want to be alone on the set, which she believes could be misconstrued as her coming across as unfriendly.
"Does that mean I'm perfect? No. I'm not, I'm a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and try to learn from my mistakes," she said.
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