Ellen DeGeneres is facing backlash for comparing her self-isolation experience to being in prison. pic.twitter.com/vAAuqGCHDU— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 8, 2020
During an at-home live show from her sprawling mansion in Los Angeles, Ellen DeGeneres openly admitted that for her, quarantine has been similar to jail.
"This is is like being in jail, is what it is," she said in a (presumed) attempt to be funny and relatable. "It's mostly because I've been wearing the same clothes for ten days and everyone in here is gay." She then clapped her hands and laughed with glee at her own joke. You can watch the clip here.
The general public was not having it, rightfully mocking and berating Ellen for her callous "joke," especially when all over the country and the world, prisoners are dying of the virus without medical attention, healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line to save lives, and many "essential workers" are being are essentially being forced to work during a pandemic without sick leave or health insurance.
For those who have been following the latest on the washed-up talk show host, this is far from the first time she's been awful, nor will it be the last.