MTV Awards' In Memoriam segment rips Ellen DeGeneres and her 'reign of terror' after she quit show over 'toxic' claims

ELLEN DeGeneres was mocked during the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted's "In Memoriam" segment.

The ceremony ripped the presenter's "reign of terror" after she quit her talk show following claims of "bullying" and a "toxic workplace".

Ellen announced last week that she's leaving her show in 2022 after 19 years following months of rumors about the backstage environment.

On Monday night, MTV threw shade at her upcoming departure in a parody of the "In Memoriam" segment of other awards shows, which pays tribute to stars who have died in the past year.

Host Nikki Glaser began: "I'd now like to take a somber-slash-awkward moment to acknowledge all that we've lost in the world of unscripted entertainment this year."

The large screen then shared a black and white image of Ellen on her talk show couch with the caption: "Ellen's reign of terror 2003-2021."



Last year, her employees revealed bombshell accusations they suffered from "racism, fear, and intimidation” on set.

One current and 10 former crew members from the hit daytime series spoke to BuzzfeedNews about the “toxic work environment” but remained anonymous due to fear of retribution.

She also reportedly once told a TV executive not to "look at her or speak to her."

Neil Breen claimed the show host had a series of "bizarre" demands when she appeared on his Australian program, the Today show, in 2013.


Neil, who now hosts his own show, claimed Ellen's staff were the only ones allowed to interact with her.

He alleged that they "walked on eggshells" around her and laughed so loudly at her jokes during the interview that he had to tell them to keep it down.

An internal investigation by parent company WarnerMedia is allegedly taking place after employees came forward about experiencing "racism, fear, and intimidation” while working on the talk show.

Last week, Ellen defended herself against allegations of "bullying" while speaking to Savannah Guthrie.

The comedian said she's a "people pleaser" and doesn't understand the "ridiculous claims" made against her.

She also claimed "all I've ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is".

Elsewhere in the MTV tribute, Scott Disick was mocked for consistently dating younger women.

The montage shared a photo of Scott and his ex Kourtney Kardashian with the caption: "Scott Disick dating age-appropriate women 2006 – 2015."

Scott dated Sofia Richie, 22, for almost three years until last summer.

The Flip It Like Disick mogul then moved on to model Amelia Gray Hamlin, 19, who he was first linked to in the fall.

The tribute then gave a node to RHONJ star Teresa Giudice's ex-husband Joe, who was deported to Italy after serving 41 months in jail for fraud.

The photo read: "Joe Giudice's passport 1973-2019."

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