The broadcaster, 56, didn’t shy away from calling out the comedian after her announcement about ending her decades-long daytime talk show following allegations of her fostering a toxic and hostile work environment for employees.
“You’ve been on TV for 19 years, you should be so lucky,” Williams said before playing a clip of DeGeneres making the announcement.
“Congratulations to you Ellen, considering all you’ve been through during those 19 years, including the workplace conditions,” Williams then commented.
“We all know people who have worked there, including people here. Ellen, I’m glad you thanked your fans. But 18 to 19 years on television doesn’t change your life, it exposes you for the person you really are,” she added.