Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Aug 22, 2020

Sofia Vergara Responded To A Clip Of Ellen DeGeneres Joking About Her Accent

Okay, then.

Last month, BuzzFeed News published a now-viral investigative piece about the toxic work environment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, featuring accounts from both current and former employees.

Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Brooks Kraft / Getty Images

Since then, many have been taking a second look at certain moments from the show...

Remember when Mariah came pregnant on Ellen's show in 2008 and she tried to force her to drink alcohol to prove she wasn't? Despise all of Mariah's refusing to take part... She had a miscarriage weeks later.

...including times that Ellen has seemingly made fun of Sofia Vergara's accent.

Ellen conintually mocking Sofia Vergara’s Spanish accent

After multiple clips resurfaced, people began criticizing Ellen's behavior on Twitter.

imagine only knowing English and mocking someone who is bilingual absolute clownery

thinking abt how Ellen treated sofia vergara when she was on her show🤒 that actually made me so upset

Ellen making Sofia Vergara pronounce words she can’t in English never sat right with me. As an immigrant I would always be made fun of for not knowing words or saying some words wrong. Immigrants are smarter than you, respect us

Well, yesterday, Sofia herself commented on the past interviews and insisted that she was "always in on the joke."

Sofia Vergara attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 15 Kickoff
Amy Sussman / Getty Images

The Modern Family star tweeted an interview clip from 2015 where Ellen talks about filming a CoverGirl commercial with Sofia, saying, "She has such a hard time pronouncing any of the ingredients."

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

But Sofia explained that what people watched was just "two comedians having fun with each other to entertain," and that she was "never a victim."

Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain. I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke. https://t.co/mjUjPNRHlb

Other celebrities have defended Ellen these past few weeks, as well, though it's worth noting that initial criticism came from how she treated employees on the show, not her guests.

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form