For the past months, TV host Ellen DeGeneres has been under fire from her staff members for being mean and aloof as inappropriate conduct took place around her.
And a new interview from Mariah Carey will certainly not help DeGeneres case. In 2008, Carey made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the comedian quizzed her about a potential pregnancy.
DeGeneres asked several times if the rumors were true that she and then-husband, Nick Cannon, were expecting their first child together.
The singer and songwriter did all that she could to avoid answering the question. After Carey tried to laugh and brush away the question, DeGeneres would not back down and gave the diva a glass of champagne to prove if she was pregnant or not.
Carey said it was peer pressure, and said that champagne would make her gain weight. Despite her many attempts to wiggle out of the situation, DeGeneres drank some champagne, and Carey took a tiny sip.
As it turned out, Carey was pregnant at the time when she did the odd interview with DeGeneres, but sadly, she miscarried soon after. Carey and Cannon eventually had twins Monroe and Moroccan in 2011.
Fans had always found that Carey was bullied during that exchange, and she has decided to share her feelings on the fateful moment.
In a new interview with Vulture, Carey said the following: “I was extremely uncomfortable with that moment is all I can say. And I really have had a hard time grappling with the aftermath.”
She continued: “I wasn’t ready to tell anyone because I had had a miscarriage. I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial bus, but I didn’t enjoy that moment.”
Carey went on to say that she wished that: “an empathy that can be applied to those moments that I would have liked to have been implemented. But what am I supposed to do? It’s like, [sings] ‘What are you going to do?'”
After employees complained of a toxic work environment, DeGeneres fired several top producers and issued this apology: “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way.”
The comedian might have saved her job for now, but some are wondering if the barrage of negative stories will not have a big impact on her ability to do her job properly.