Ellen DeGeneres (L) poked fun at Dawn Lutrell during a section of her eponymous show. (Screenshot via YouTube)
An Ellen DeGeneres impersonator revealed she sought therapy after the cat show host mocked her living on live television.
Dawn Lutrell said The telegraph that she was left “heartbroken” after DeGeneres mocked her during a section of her eponymous talk show on the day.
In 2018, Lutrell’s agent shared an audition tape of his portrayal of Ellen with a producer on the show. Soon DeGeneres was on the air claiming she was “on the internet”.
“I figured out how to remove red wine stains from an audience award and I scrolled down and made my own business and an ad popped up,” DeGeneres said.
“I ran into an impersonator of mine, didn’t know I had one, but here it is. What do you think how she looks like me
“I can see the hairs are similar, I think,” DeGeneres said as he played the tape. Then she ripped open the accuracy of Latrell’s impersonation.
Little did Latrell know she would be on TV.
“I asked someone to call me and say, ‘You can tell it’s your turn The Ellen Show now?’
“And I think, ‘What are you talking about?'”
Lutrell said her mental health declined after the incident, which prompted her to seek therapy.
Ellen DeGeneres is “some kind of tyrant,” says doppelganger.
Lutrell was once one of millions Ellen Spectators who saw the host as a kind of oasis.
But in the past few months, the presenter’s impeccable reputation has taken a hit when her show was bombarded with allegations of workplace bullying and toxicity and three of its main producers were laid off.
Highlighting the controversy, Lutrell said, “The kind of petty and intimidating Ellen.
“I’ve always wanted Ellen to see what I’ve done and respect it. Now let’s go? Show me the money! She was joking.
Return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show Last month, the comics recognized the controversy.
“As you may have heard, there were allegations of a toxic work environment on our show this summer and then there was an investigation,” she said.
“I’ve learned that things happened here that should never have happened. I take this very seriously and would like to say that those affected are very sorry. I know that I am in a position of privilege and power and I understand that there is responsibility to this and I take responsibility for what happens on my show.
RoseNews has asked representatives of Ellen DeGeneres for comment.
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