Sofia Vergara is insisting that she was not the butt of Ellen DeGeneres’ jokes.
On Friday, the Modern Family star, 48, attempted to clear the air with a tweet, after a clip of her appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show went viral.
In the clip, Ellen, 62, is seen discussing and making fun of Sofia’s English-speaking skills during multiple show tapings, which has given fans pause as the embattled host has gained scrutiny of late with regard to how she treats others.
Clearing the air: Sofia Vergara is speaking out after a clip of her appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show went viral on Twitter
In the clip: Ellen is seen making fun of Sofia’s English-speaking skills on multiple occasions, which has given fans pause as the host has gained scrutiny as to how she treats others
But when Vergara tweeted that she and the daytime chat star were just ‘two comedians having fun with each other to entertain.
‘I was never a victim guys,’ Sofia continued. ‘I was always in on the joke.’
The Barranquilla, Colombia-born TV star included a clip showing the pair reminiscing about filming CoverGirl commercials together in 2015, which also showed Ellen taking friendly jabs at Sofia for her famously heavily-accented English.
Setting the record straight: On Friday, Sofia attempted to clear the air with a tweet of her own
Anything for a joke: Vergara tweeted that she and the daytime chat star were just ‘two comedians having fun with each other to entertain’; Ellen seen in January
‘I was never a victim guys’: Sofia is insisting that she was never the butt of DeGeneres’s jokes
‘They give her the hardest lines too because we have to describe what’s in the CoverGirl makeup and she has such a hard time pronouncing any of the ingredients,’ Ellen is heard joking in the snippet.
Sofia replies, ‘I think because you are much more famous than me and older than me so they give you priority and you read the script first and then you’re the one that makes me say those words, because there’s no way.’
‘They make her look pretty and make me say the important information,’ she adds, laughing.
The Colombia-born TV star included a clip showing the pair in 2015, which also showed Ellen taking friendly jabs at Sofia for her famously heavily-accented English
Quite a pair: They were reminiscing about filming their CoverGirl commercials together
Sofia’s support of Ellen comes as the daytime host continues to do damage-control after a rough summer, which saw her public persona plummet from good-natured funnywoman to behind-the-scenes queen of mean.
On Thursday, Variety reported that DeGeneres is ‘increasing staff benefits’ like paid sick leave and a better medical leave policy for employees, after several reports surfaced last month from disgruntled workers making claims of a toxic workplace environment and even instances of racism and sexism.
The measures include ‘increased paid time off and a liberal medical leave policy’ and are already having the desired effect of boosting morale, an insider said.
An internal investigation into the allegations is being conducted by WarnerMedia, along with claims of a concurrent internal investigation from DeGeneres herself.
Good-natured funnywoman to behind-the-scenes queen of mean: Sofia’s support of Ellen comes as the daytime host continues to do damage-control after a rough summer
Thus far, three top producers have been fired by Ellen as a result of the WarnerMedia inquiry.
Additionally, she apologized to staff in an emotional video call last Monday, and also denied rumors that she won’t let people look her in the eye.
The investigation was first sparked by a Buzzfeed expose into the show last month.
The July 16 article revealed claims made by one current and 10 former employees of Ellen’s talk show saying they experienced racism, fear and intimidation while working on the long-running series and accusing producers of bullying.
The show then faced additional accusations about sexual misconduct in a second BuzzFeed News article on July 30, in which dozens of men and women accused Leman, Glavin and Norman of sexual harassment, misconduct or assault.
On Thursday: It was reported that DeGeneres is ‘increasing staff benefits’ like paid sick leave for employees, after several reports surfaced last month making claims of a toxic workplace