"So, it's not why I'm stopping but it was hard because I was sitting at home, it was summer, and I see a story that people have to chew gum before they talk to me and I'm like, 'Okay, this is hilarious,'" she continued.
"Then I see another story of some other ridiculous thing and then it just didn't stop. And I wasn't working, so I had no platform, and I didn't want to address it on [Twitter] and I thought if I just don't address it, it's going to go away because it was all so stupid."
She continued: "It destroyed me, honestly. I'd be lying if I said it didn't. And it makes me really sad that there's so much joy out there from negativity. It's a culture now where there are just mean people, and it's so foreign to me that people get joy out of that,"
"Then, on the heels of it, there are allegations of a toxic workplace and, unfortunately, I learned that through the press. And at first I didn't believe it because I know how happy everybody is here and how every guest talks about, 'Man, you have a great place here. Of all the talk shows I've done, everyone here is so happy.' That's all I've ever heard."
Debuting in 2003, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has more than 60 Emmy Awards under its belt and saw DeGeneres pivot from her career in stand-up comedy to television. However, what made the talk show host as famous as she is today, was her decision to publicly come out as gay in a society that was far from accepting the LGBTQ+ community.
As for her decision to cancel her incredibly successful show, DeGeneres will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey on May 13 to explain her reasoning why.