Ellen DeGeneres has had a tough year. Does she smoke weed to help her manage all the drama? Let’s discuss.
Ellen DeGeneres is one of the world’s biggest TV personalities. As the amicable host of her namesake talkshow, DeGeneres’s stature has taken a nose dive this year, plagued by a host of workplace hostility claims, including the exit of three senior producers who left amid dozens of sexual harassment, racism and toxic behavior accusations. While DeGeneres made a public apology, her reputation continues to suffer.
A couple of days ago, DeGeneres announced through Twitter that she’d been diagnosed with COVID-19.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 10, 2020
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When reached out by a representative from NPR, it was confirmed that production of The Ellen DeGeneres Show was put on hold until January. But anyway, let’s get to why you really came here: does Ellen DeGeneres smoke weed?
DeGeneres has long shown a positive attitude towards the herb, using her platform to comment on it, even selling weed merchandise on 4/20, which doesn’t make her a smoker but rather a smart business person.
US marijuana sales might top $2.3 billion this year. I’m not saying I support it. I’m just saying it’s now available in the Ellen Shop.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 22, 2014
Happy 420, everybody. pic.twitter.com/wfBFoEeCvT
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 20, 2017
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Back in 2017, when the marijuana website Civilized dug into her potential pot-smoking preferences (much like we’re doing here), pointing to that 420 merchandise tweet as evidence, she explained on her show: “So their first piece of evidence is that I sold merchandise to marijuana users on 420. That does not make me a smoker, that makes me a smart business-lady. Look, you are never too high to buy Ellen underwear.”
To avoid any confusion, Ellen did state plainly that she does not smoke weed.
Long story short: while someone might sell weed merch, it doesn’t make them weed smokers.