- Fans on Twitter are hilariously celebrating the first anniversary of Dakota Johnson’s awkward interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
- Johnson appeared on the show on November 27, 2019, and famously corrected DeGeneres when she accused the actress of not inviting her to a birthday party.
- “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Johnson said. Her interview led to tons of memes and tweets.
- Fans are resharing the compellingly awkward interview and commending Johnson for standing up for herself.
- “Happy one year anniversary to dakota johnson destroying ellen degeneres!” one fan wrote.
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Dakota Johnson’s famously awkward interview with Ellen DeGeneres in November 2019 was shared widely online, and fans are now celebrating the first anniversary of the memorable moment.
During the interview, Johnson kindly but firmly corrected DeGeneres when DeGeneres accused the actress of not inviting her to a birthday party.
“Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Johnson said after DeGeneres brought up the snub.
The actress called on several of DeGeneres’ producers to back her up (at about the 50-second mark in the video below).
People on Twitter are calling the uncomfortable interview a “cultural reset” and commending Johnson for
—emmy (@killingbuffy) November 26, 2020
—Carrie Wittmer 👻 (@carriesnotscary) November 27, 2020
—ミ☆ (@amezonafc) November 27, 2020
—hayley st. james COLDPLAY AOTY 🐙🌙☀️ (@hayleystjames) November 27, 2020
—simone ᵇˡᵐ ミ☆ (@midsomarvvitch) November 27, 2020
—Jordy 🌱 (@19_6_2020) November 27, 2020
Others hailed Johnson for “ending” DeGeneres’ career and called her a “catalyst” for DeGeneres’ recent troubles.
—jelena (@villanellegron) November 27, 2020
—Vee ᵂᴰᵂ || For You⁵⁰ (@thebrownbook_) November 27, 2020
—andrew (@fluffyfitz) November 27, 2020
—anna (@alyciasbish) November 27, 2020
—dimples minaj (@jobean2234678) November 27, 2020
—🦎Timothy🐛 (@sage_morg) November 18, 2020
It’s been a tough year for the talk-show host, whose “be kind” mantra has been called into question in the past few months.
Many seemingly awkward interviews DeGeneres did with other stars on her show have resurfaced, including one in which she poked fun at Sofia Vergara’s Colombian accent. (Vergara told fans that she “was never a victim” and was “always in on the joke.”)
The Australian radio host Neil Breen said he was told not to talk to, look at, or approach DeGeneres when he worked with her in 2013.
In July, the show’s parent company, WarnerMedia, launched an internal investigation into the show’s workplace culture. Variety reported that an “employee relations group and a third party firm” would conduct the investigation, interviewing current and former employees about their time on set.
DeGeneres addressed “issues” at her show in a letter to staff in late July. The host doubled down on her comments during the season premiere of “The Ellen Show” in September.
“I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously,” DeGeneres said in her opening monologue. “I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.
“I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power. And I realized that with that comes responsibility,” she continued. “And I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'”