Ellen DeGeneres faces backlash for comparing self-quarantine to 'being in jail'
Ellen Degeneres recently faced outrage on social media this week after comparing self-quarantine during the coronavirus crisis to be in jail.
The popular presenter, who, like many television presenters, has made her show virtual amid orders to stay home, made the comment Monday while broadcasting her show from home.
One thing I learned from quarantining is that people, this is like being in jail, is what it is, DeGeneres said, according to CNN, during his show.
It's mainly because I've been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone here is gay, said the 62-year-old host.
He also said he feels bad for children at home, college students, and parents.
I feel bad for a lot of people. But I think a lot of people need words of encouragement, and that's what I want to do, he added.
While DeGeneres also praised the commendable work of the front line Those who responded to combat the spread of the virus, the comment of being in jail resulted in a barrage of criticism.
Sitting inside her fifteen million dollar mansion complaining and comparing her to a prison, Ellen, very deaf, commented a viewer on YouTube.
Another person tweeted: Except that people in jail cannot practice social distancing, they do not have enough water or toilet paper and they are going to die at exceptional COVID-19 rates. Except for that, Ellen, your quarantine experience is just like being in jail.
The comedian presented the home edition of the show that was filmed by his wife, the actress. Portia de Rossi .
DeGeneres is not the only celebrity whose attempts at outreach during the coronavirus outbreak have backfired.
Last month, 'Wonder Woman' actor Gal Gadot She also had to face criticism after she posted a video of herself and other celebrities singing 'Imagine' by John Lennon .
"Imagine -- IMAGINE -- having $17 million dollars and thinking that making a video clip of you singing one line of a song would help anyone," read a tweet.
Netizens believed that singing a song would not help anyone, especially when the actors were able to demonstrate monetary relief.