Cancel culture has been around for a good while but boy is it firing on all cylinders during this pandemic year!!! People have tons of time on their hands! Wow. And it looks like no rock will be left unturned. Ellens time has run its course. Crazy shit. Imagine. Ellen ‘be kind to one another’ DeGeneres!!
Here’s the thing though. I am not really that surprised. I watched her sitcom. I watched her talk show when I could. She is funny. She’s helped a lot of people along the way but I never truly bought into all of that. The rumors regarding her true colors and the toxic environment started long before 2020 decided to rear its ugly head. Believe it or not and it may come as odd but what tipped me off that she really isn’t a nice person, is some of the games she had her audience play. And that includes her game of games show… I have always felt they are mean spirited. People actually putting themselves in embarrassing situations so she could have a good laugh at their expense. Imagine, I did a quick search today on Twitter for the hashtag #ellen and this….
Boommmm!!!! Validation! I am not alone.
As for her apology. After all that silence I don’t think it was much of one. There really isn’t a full blown ownership of what went wrong if you know what I mean. Honestly I don’t know how she can come back from this. The rumors are already starting to build up.
Last night as I was walking past one of our local soccer fields it got me thinking about my recent years at the soccer club I spent a good 15 years at. Could my crossing paths with the current technical director of this club who literally destroyed my passion for youth soccer and coaching have been a blessing? In a crazy way I think it was. I mean at the time the shit went down obviously I didn’t see it that way but three years have passed and so in retrospect this revelation has actually come three years too late. You see, rather than just call it a day three years ago I actually returned and last year was on the coaching staff with the technical director himself. I mean think about this. Imagine getting fired from a paying job only to return to work for free for the person that FIRED YOU!! That has to be the dumbest thing anyone could ever do and yet I managed to do that. I even had someone tell me straight to my face ‘what are you thinking?’ ..I wish he had said it differently. Like ‘what is wronggggg with youuuu?’ a la Rajesh from big bang theory. Atleast I would have gotten a kick out of that.
Anyway, leaving this toxic environment has been the best thing to happen to me. I lead a stress free life. I mean let me rephrase that. I lead a stress free soccer life. Life outside of soccer still has its stresses. However I’ll take the life stresses over this toxic environment and all the shit it brings any day of the week. Now I simply live vicariously through my daughter. I go watch her play and stay away from everything that is toxic. Including some of the parents.