The announcement of the end of Ellen DeGeneres’ popular daytime talk show has had a strange result online – praise for actress Dakota Johnson.
The actress is being commended by some who believe Johnson threw “the first brick” in the comedian’s recent public strife back in late 2019.
During Johnson’s appearance on the show, the Finding Dory star claimed she wasn’t invited to a birthday party thrown by the actress, which Johnson explained was not the case.
“Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” she said.
The line has become somewhat iconic now.
The conversation between the two continued with several more awkward moments, including Johnson admitting she was previously unsure if the comedian “liked” her, and claiming that Tig Notaro was her favourite comedian over DeGeneres.
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In 2020, DeGeneres faced a few different scandals including accusations of rude behaviour and allegations of the show being a toxic work environment.
Now, Twitter users are wondering if Johnson sparked, what they claim, seemed to be the comedian’s downfall and are offering the Fifty Shades of Grey star, 31, praise.
“We as society has [sic] to thank dakota johnson for this,” said one Twitter user alongside the news of the show ending.
“The ellen degeneres show ending further proves that in the end, dakota johnson will have the last laugh,” wrote another.
Added a third: “Imagine Dakota Johnson reading the Ellen news today and just knowing she unintendedly (or not) threw the first brick lol.”
“Dakota johnson has done more for society by ending ellen degeneres than most of your faves have in their careers and it shows,” said yet another.
However, in her announcement, DeGeneres said that she simply chose to end the show after not feeling “challenged” enough anymore.
“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
A rep for Johnson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Originally published as Star gets praise for ‘ending’ Ellen