Sofia Vergara says that she is no victim of Ellen DeGeneres and her jokes. After a viral clip suggested that Ellen was poking fun of her Spanish accent during an interview on her talk show back in 2015, Sofia says that she was “in on the joke.” In the clip, Ellen asked why producers give Sofia such difficult and complicated copy to read, suggesting that Sofia’s English was not fluent. Here’s what you need to know.
“Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain. I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke,” Vergara tweeted alongside the viral clip in question.
Sofia Vergara Says She Is No Victim Of Ellen DeGeneres And Her Jokes
Yet, a lot of Twitter fans and followers didn’t agree. One disappointed fan replied with, “My parents, who have heavy Spanish accents, didn’t have the option to be in on the joke. Instead, they were the butt of jokes. And as a child of immigrants, I was always picked on because of that. Your “entertainment” may lead to some to think they have a free pass to ridicule.”
Meanwhile, the daytime television talk show host has once again apologized to her staff and behind-the-scenes crew for transgressions that she wasn’t even aware of making
According to People Magazine, in a Zoom meeting with her staff, Ellen admitted that she wasn’t perfect and that she was open to change. “I’m a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes,” the 62-year-old said.
The Emmy-winner added, “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.”
If that weren’t enough, Ellen was apparently very “emotional” during the call and “emphatic about making it better and making herself more available.” Another source says that Ellen didn’t take any questions during the call but promised her staff that they will come back strong for its 18th season, which has been pushed back to September 14th.
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