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Katy Perry Defends Ellen DeGeneres Amidst 'Toxic' Work Environment Claims

In case you've missed one of the biggest news stories of the year so far, lemme fill you in real quick!

Basically, everyone's (former) fav talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres is allegedly terrible to work for and her production team has created a "toxic" work environment for their dozens of employees. I know right?!

Now, Katy Perry is taking to Twitter to defend her friend with a series of heartfelt tweets.

*Buzzfeed News* posted the initial explosive news story last month, which featured interviews from 1 current and 10 former "Ellen Show" employees.

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The stories ranged from various degrees of unprofessionalism, with some employees claiming they were fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days, while others alleged they were told not to speak to Ellen if she was around the office.

After Ellen issued an apology, *Buzzfeed News* published a second article, claiming sexual misconduct at the hands of Ellen's executive producers!

The article detailed a host of allegations that ranged from inappropriate comments to sexual touching.

Naturally, this bad news has travelled fast around social media.

Now, Katy Perry is defending her friend in a controversial Twitter statement.

"I know I can't speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow," Katy began.

"I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades."

She concluded: "Sending you love & a hug, friend."

Unsurprisingly, a lot of Katy's fans weren't too pleased with the singer's tweets.

It's easy to see how a celebrity would treat a fellow celebrity kindly, but like Katy said herself, she can't speak for everyone.

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What do you think of Katy's tweets? Should she have gotten involved at all?

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