Dakota Johnson made headlines again for her famous awkward performance in 2019 Ellen DeGeneres show. As the first anniversary of the interview was celebrated on November 27, some social media users went online and started refreshing the moment. Many have called it a “cultural reset” and the beginning of DeGeneres’ fall as “America’s nicest star.”
A look back at Dakota Johnson’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres
Johnson went to the show to cover a wide range of topics, from her career to a few moments in her life. As with many of the other interviews on the show, it all felt cool and casual at first. But the conversation became awkward when DeGeneres asked why she hadn’t received an invitation to Johnson’s 30th birthday in October 2019.
“It’s not actually true,” she replied. – Ellen, you’ve been invited. Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a lot of shit for not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. “
She admitted that “she didn’t even know [Ellen] likes [her], ”Seemingly implying that DeGeneres was malicious to her at one point. After several discussions on the subject, DeGeneres finally offered to justify her absence, nonchalantly telling Johnson, “I had that thing.”
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Ellen DeGeneres later faced an attack of “vile” allegations
Just a few months after this interview, DeGeneres began to face allegations that she was not as nice as she appears on TV.
The accusations began in March 2020, when comedian Kevin T. Porter asked social media users to share worst stories heard about DeGeneres and continued throughout the summer, while BuzzFeed News published two sensational stories where former and current staff aired their personal grievances about the host and her show.
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Amid this reaction, DeGeneres admitted to the show’s errors in a note sent to her staff that The Hollywood Reporter obtained.
On the first day of our show, I told everyone at our first meeting that the Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voices and everyone would be treated with respect. Of course something has changed and I am disappointed to learn that it did not happen. And I’m sorry for that. Anyone who knows me knows this is the opposite of what I believe and what I counted on on our program.
Ellen DeGeneres note to her staff, according to The Hollywood Reporter
Despite this, its history is constantly being raised
Even though DeGeneres has taken steps to get around the controversy, some fans are not backing down. Social media users especially mentioned her interview with Johnson in the week beginning November 22, the first anniversary of the interview.
“I often think about the interview with Dakota Johnson Ellen. a really cultural reset, ”we read tweet.
“Looking back, this interview really exposed the condescension that people close to Ellen had described for years,” said the second tweet.
“I think this was the beginning of the end for Ellen. It really saddens me a bit, ”he commented other.
Repeating it another social media user credits Johnson to sparking the DeGeneres controversy, noting: “It’s been a year since Dakota Johnson destroyed Ellen DeGeneres in her program and began to topple her empire.”
So far, neither Johnson nor DeGeneres have publicly commented on the re-interview. But when DeGeneres returned to air in the fall, she apologized again and promised the show would be different.