• Several celebrities have defended Ellen DeGeneres amid the controversies plaguing the host
  • Diane Keaton, Ashton Kutcher, Katy Perry and more celebrities showed support for DeGeneres
  • "Ellen's" parent company launched an internal investigation into staffers' complaints of mistreatment

Ellen DeGeneres is getting support from big names in the industry amid the controversies surrounding her and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Stories of DeGeneres' alleged "mean" and "rude" behavior have been surfacing one after the other over the past several months, with several fans and people who have interacted with the talk show host coming forward with their own tales in Kevin T. Porter's Twitter thread in March. Several celebrities and social media personalities have also claimed that DeGeneres was not as nice as she appeared on camera, such as YouTube star NikkieTutorials and actor Brad Garrett, who have both appeared on "Ellen."

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" staffers, meanwhile, have come forward with claims of mistreatment from producers and higher-ups while working on the program, prompting the show's parent company to launch an investigation into the complaints.

But despite the criticism she and "Ellen" producers have been receiving, several of DeGeneres' celebrity pals and former guests have come to her defense on social media.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter on Tuesday to share his experience interacting with DeGeneres, though he clarified that he hasn't spoken to the 62-year-old comedian.

"She & her team have only treated me & my team w/ respect & kindness. She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty. When things aren't right she handles it and fixes," he tweeted.

When a fan chided him by saying that DeGeneres only treats billionaire A-listers well, he clarified that he isn’t a billionaire and that the host’s kindness extended to his team and people she didn’t know he worked with.

Diane Keaton

"Annie Hall" star Diane Keaton said that she has always enjoyed her visits to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

"I’ve seen how the audience exudes happiness and gratitude. She gives back to many, including me," she added.

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell shared an image on Instagram with the words, "I Stand By Ellen."

"Love Ellen and Portia. Always have. Always will," he captioned the post.

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Nacho Figueras

Prince Harry’s friend, Nacho Figueras defended DeGeneres on Instagram, saying that "everyone was super nice, not just to me but to each other and anyone involved."

The polo star also said that he witnessed the host being “nice to absolutely everyone, the guy serving the coffee, the person in the elevator, the security guy and the owner of the venue.”

Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun was one of the first to show support for the philanthropist.

In a tweet, the manager described DeGeneres as a “kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her show the best of us.”

Braun said that he needed to speak up on the matter because he knows “first hand” that the 62-year-old comedian helps a lot even when people aren’t watching.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry, who has appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" several times, said that she had a positive experience in the program and praised DeGeneres for her contributions to the fight for equality.

“I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades,” the soon-to-be mom said on Twitter.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart also rushed to DeGeneres’ defense and described her as "one of the dopest people on the f---ing planet." The comedian said that the host has treated his family and team with respect and underlined the internet’s fascination with other people’s downfall.

"This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences....It's simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen," Hart wrote on Instagram.

Portia de Rossi

DeGeneres' wife, Portia de Rossi, shared a simple graphic confirming that she stands with her partner.

"To all our fans....we see you. Thank you for your support. #stopbotattacks," the actress said.

Samantha Ronson

The DJ, who said she worked with DeGeneres for years for her parties, revealed that unlike what has been circulating nowadays, she has had a nice experience with the comedian.

"She has ALWAYS been respectful and kind to me," she said of DeGeneres.