Unfortunately, workplace abuse is still happening today, but more and more employees are finding the courage to speak up and get the justice they deserve. Abuse can come in many different forms, but who would’ve thought it could happen on such a large-scale show like The Ellen DeGeneres Show?

The well-liked show has been garnering attention in the media as of late, though not for the reasons viewers are accustomed to. Instead of Ellen being praised for her usual acts of kindness, reports have surfaced detailing the unhappy experience of many current and former employees.

To investigate the source of recent employee complaints, an internal probe is underway at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Previous staff members have spoken out about their allegedly toxic work environment behind the scenes, raising enough concern to warrant this course of action.

Fans of the show are in utter disbelief. Ellen is always so positive on air, and we admire her for that. We know her as a kind person who has helped change thousands of lives for the better, both human and animal. Through Ellen’s selfless efforts, lives were improved all across the globe. The funny daytime television host has a signature sign-off phrase that she would say religiously at the end of every show: “Be kind to one another.”

On the contrary, many reports are saying the opposite of what you might expect. An increasing number of complaints are being filed about behind-the-scenes activity, and people cannot help but talk about it.

A source close to the Ellen show’s production team confirmed to NBC News this week that Warner Media has already launched an investigation. According to rumors, Ellen may not exactly be who she pretends to be on camera; rather, off-screen she is said to be unhappy and unfulfilled. However, for those who have been following her career closely, it’s pretty hard to believe!

Ellen DeGeneres is always sharing inspiring stories on her show. She seizes every opportunity to promote acts of kindness. And overall, she comes across as a very good person inside and out. Because of how people see her on-screen, they have come to respect her. She knows how to make people laugh. But more importantly, she puts helping others who are in great need at the top of her priorities list.

Not only does she donate to her studio audience, but also to other organizations in need. Furthermore, being generous is not limited to humans for her–she extends this quality to animals as well. In terms of her love life, Ellen DeGeneres is happily married to Portia de Rossi.

Kindness and compassion are two of the many reasons she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016 by President Barack Obama.

It is unfortunate that some of her employees are speaking out about the show’s Toxic workplace. According to BuzzFeed News, staff who have been quiet up until now feel it is time to break their silence and reveal what goes on behind the scenes. A former employee stated, “That ‘be kind’ bulls*** only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for show. I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show.”

Allegations of abuse in the workplace have been made by one current employee and 10 former staff members of the show. They say that they not only experienced a tough work environment, but also racism, fear, and intimidation.

Though some people might hold Ellen DeGeneres partially responsible for the accusations made, an NBC News source has stated that she is not part of the investigation. It’s understandable that since Ellen is the face and name associated with the show, viewers would believe her to be more privy to what goes on behind the scenes.