2020 continues to be the worst year ever. The latest example? People just plain hate Ellen. Like no reason anymore, they just hate her.
On the totally free website known as Twitter, Ellen posted a so-so joke about how new iPhones are coming out faster than PlayStations.
200 years in the future… “Honey, have you seen my iPhone 378? I need it to preorder my PS6.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 21, 2020
Is it the funniest joke ever? Eh. But judging from the response to it, you’d think she committed a war crime.
that's so funny Ellen, I'm glad you post this epic comedian content!
— xHammerSlammer (@xHammerSlammer1) November 23, 2020
You should ask Twitter to add a laugh track function so it can mask the unfunny.
— Mutahar (@OrdinaryGamers) November 23, 2020
where the funny
— Sive 1️⃣ ➐ (@sivemorten) November 22, 2020
no audience here being paid to laugh you clown
— jay (@userjaymes) November 22, 2020
There’s no timeline where Ellen’s tweet is funny or even makes sense.
— megashaun (@megashaun) November 22, 2020
despite not yet purchasing it, as you admit Ellen, you already claim the PS6 as yours when you say ‘my PS6’. just one example of the crushing entitlement your life of greed and power has spawned. also living 200 years same thing.
— extremwly smart genius (@punished_picnic) November 22, 2020
And a lot of people linked the un-funniness of the joke to the fact that Ellen is a woman – remember that it hasn’t been all that long since Vanity Fair declared that women were simply not funny.
White women from the suburbs after reading this pic.twitter.com/7RYfdEheXB
— AD😔 (@AdrianH456) November 22, 2020
It’s not like any of these people paid for the joke and were then disappointed. Thousands of people post mediocre jokes to Twitter every day and don’t face this level of hatred.
And don’t fool yourself into thinking that these people are standing up for people who work for Ellen, who have, yes, come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and poor working conditions. Or that Ellen is mean – something that no male comedian would ever face public scorn for.
These folks just hate her. The joke was an excuse to express that hate.
The fact that she’s probably the most visible LGBTQ person in the country is not a coincidence.