Former employees on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have come forward with claims of experiencing racism and a toxic work environment, BuzzFeed News reported.

Ten former employees and one current employee spoke anonymously to BuzzFeed about the show’s culture and how they feel that DeGeneres’ brand of “be kind” is “all for show.”

However, most employees did not blame DeGeneres herself for the issues in the workplace, but instead the show’s executive producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner.

“People focus on rumors about how Ellen is mean and everything like that, but that’s not the problem,” one former employee told BuzzFeed. “The issue is these three executive producers running the show who are in charge of all these people (and) who make the culture and are putting out this feeling of bullying and being mean.”

Another former employee, who is a Black woman, claimed to experience racism during the year and a half that she worked on the show. The woman told BuzzFeed that one of the head writers told her at a work party, “I’m sorry, I only know the names of the white people who work here.”

On another occasion, the woman claimed that a “senior-level producer” told her and another Black employee, “Oh wow, you both have box braids; I hope we don’t get you confused.”

The woman told BuzzFeed that her efforts to raise her concerns were dismissed, and that she was even reprimanded by executive producer Glavin for suggesting show employees receive diversity and inclusivity training.

Other former employees talked about challenges they faced in getting medical leave and paying for medical care.

The show’s three executive producers, Glavin, Connelly and Lassner, issued a joint statement to BuzzFeed in which they said that they “are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience.”

“For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us,” the producers said in the statement. “We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”

This is not the first time that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has come under fire for the treatment of its employees. Variety reported in April that the show’s stage crew were upset over a “lack of communication” from producers about their pay and work status.

DeGeneres herself has faced criticism recently that she is “mean,” which led to rumors that the show was getting canceled earlier this month, according to Fox News.

“Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue,” representatives for the show’s production told Page Six

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has seen its rating fall 14%, bringing it to a season low, according to a report from TVNewsCheck.

The show is still currently scheduled to run through 2022.

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