Sofia Vergara broke her silence after a video surfaced earlier this month exhibiting clips of Ellen DeGeneres’ purportedly mocking the actor’s accent to her face.
The video, which has practically eight million views, is comprised of three appearances by Vergara on DeGeneres’ daytime discuss present. It was part of an extended Twitter thread primarily based on the comic’s conduct.
To start with of the video, DeGeneres says she’s going to “educate” Vergara an English phrase, tells the actor within the second clip that her accent “has gotten worse” after which, throughout an interview with Reese Witherspoon and Vergara, says that the “Trendy Household” star’s English has “gotten higher.”
Vergara, who was born in Colombia, seemingly spoke out in reference to the viral video compilation in a tweet on Friday, attaching a YouTube video of her full look on DeGeneres’ present (seen at first of the viral clip).
“Two comedians having enjoyable with one another to entertain. I used to be by no means a sufferer guys, I used to be all the time in on the joke,” she wrote.
To Vergara’s level, when celebrities seem on discuss reveals, the hosts (or their crew of writers) will usually go over materials and ask for tales beforehand to carry up throughout their look. Nonetheless, the mocking Vergara’s accent ― and by extension her ethnicity ― raised questions concerning the propriety of Degeneres’ jokes.
DeGeneres’ interactions with visitors and her personal employees have come beneath intensifying scrutiny after a bombshell Buzzfeed Information report alleged that her staff “confronted racism, concern, and intimidation” at work and that the present allowed rampant sexual misconduct.
Following the claims, the NBC present’s distributor, Warner Bros., started conducting its personal inner investigation. Three of the present’s producers, Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman, “parted methods” with the present final week, in accordance with CNN.
DeGeneres additionally apologized to employees and promised to “right the problems” in an e mail obtained by Selection.
“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been capable of keep on high of all the pieces and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d need them achieved. Clearly some didn’t,” DeGeneres wrote. “That may now change and I’m dedicated to making sure this doesn’t occur once more.”
Amid the allegations, a lot of DeGeneres’ superstar mates ― like Vergara, Diane Keaton, Kevin Hart and Katy Perry ― have continued to defend her.
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