DJ Tony of the Ellen DeGeneres Show says he felt ‘toxic’ on set


Tony Okungaboa, who was the resident DJ of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for many years, spoke on the talk show about recent workplace malpractice allegations that he experienced “toxicity” on the set.

Okungabova shared her thoughts in an Instagram post on Tuesday, saying that she stands by her former co-workers who have spoken to the authorities on the show about alleged racism, intimidation and sexual misconduct and harassment.

“I am getting calls to ask about the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and I would like to address the time I spent there. I was an on-air talent from 2003-2006 and 2007-2013. When I am grateful for this opportunity That it borne me, then I felt and felt the toxicity of the environment and I stand with my former colleagues in trying to create a healthier and more inclusive workplace as the show moves forward, ”he wrote.

Okungabo, better known as DJ Tony on the show, debuted on the show in 2003 and his tenure spanned over 1,600 episodes. In 2013, he left the talk show and was replaced by Stephen “tWitch” boss. Okungboa pursued his acting career since his departure, and most recently played a recurring role on “Bob Hearts Abhisola” on CBS.

Variety Specifically reported that “The Ellen Degeners Show” was under official investigation by WarnerMedia in late July for its workplace problems. Since then, DeGeneres has apologized to her staff in a memo, saying she was “disappointed to learn” that the show was not a “place of joy”.