Coronavirus Coverage

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Ellen DeGeneres attends the premiere of Netflix's "Green Eggs And Ham" at Hollywood American Legion on November 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

This week, Ellen Degeneres kicked off a home edition of The Ellen Show, and she is facing backlash for comments she made about the coronavirus lockdown.

During her monologue, she thanked first responders and medical professionals for all that they’ve done during the pandemic. She then cracked a joke that rubbed a few people the wrong way. The comedian said, “One thing that I’ve learned from being in quarantine is that this is like being in jail. It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days, and everyone in here is gay.” She then laughs at her own joke. 

Unfortunately, the segment didn’t quite land, and a lot of people on social media had adverse reactions to it.

Watch the full segment below.