OPINION | Did we give Ellen permission to treat people badly?

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Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
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I was a big fan of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I laughed when Taylor Swift fell to the ground after Ellen scared her in the bathroom and the interview with Dakota Johnson that saw the Fifty Shades star clap back, was hilariously awkward.

Then there's that clip of her giving David Letterman a tour of the studio. "I don't know who that is," she said of one of her employees. And who can forget that time she made the show's executive producer make use of the treadmill she bought for the duration of an episode, while talking about Mary's rash as she controlled the speed? Classic Ellen.

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