As usual, Eric Andre isn’t holding back.
In an explosive interview with Vanity Fair this week, the comedian addressed “cancel culture” and the controversy surrounding Ellen DeGeneres, whose eponymous daytime talk show took a hit amid rumors that she fostered a “toxic” workplace.
“Boohoo, Ellen was mean. Who gives a s - - t? I never thought she was nice! She seems like she’d be like, ‘F - - king get me a coffee! Now!’” said Andre, 37.
But then he dragged her fellow talk show host James Corden into the mud.
“Is that what cancel culture’s devolved to? ‘That guy’s not nice!’ James Corden is f - - ked if that’s the only criteria to get called out,” Andre said of “The Late Late Show” host. “James Corden and Lorne Michaels are screwed! They’re trembling in their f – -king boots.”
With DeGeneres’ backlash in full force, a Change.org petition circulated social media, gathering 100,000 signatures in support of having Andre replace her. The “Lion King” voice actor co-signed the plea by retweeting the petition while sharing a mashup image of his and DeGeneres’ faces.
Earlier this year, “Carpool Karaoke” king Corden confessed to the New Yorker that he began going to therapy after fame went to his head.
“I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am,” Corden, 42, said at the time. “It’s so intoxicating, that first flush of fame, and I think it’s even more intoxicating if you’re not bred for it.”
The “Eric Andre Show” host agreed that employers must respect their workers, but argued that DeGeneres’ downfall was unjustified compared to having a “psychopath in the White House,” the Independent reported.
“It seems like small potatoes compared to the world crumbling into these right-wing authoritarian dictatorships and these industrialized nations,” he said.