“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” host Ellen DeGeneres continues to receive criticisms after former and current staff members accused her of perpetuating a toxic workplace environment. One of many allegations is that the talk show host is being “mean” to staffers.

Amid these reports, Katy Perry and Kevin Hart have publicly expressed their support for Ellen DeGeneres, defending that they only ever had “positive takeaways” whenever they appeared on the show

On Aug. 4, the 35-year-old singer, who is all set to drop her sixth studio album, extended her support to DeGeneres in a series of tweets. The television host recently apologized for the “toxic” environment on the sets of the show via a letter to staffers. She vowed that she is "committed to ensuring this does not happen again."

"I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow," wrote Perry in her tweet. She further defended DeGeneres by stressing that the host has always stood for promoting “the light & continual fight for equality” through her platform “for decades.” 

Comedian Kevin Hart also lent his support to his friend, claiming that she has treated him, his family as well as his team “with love and respect from day one.”

“It’s crazy to see my friend go through what she’s going through publicly,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’ve known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f–king planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day one. The Internet has become a crazy world of negativity we are falling in love with people downfall. It’s honestly sad. When did we get here? I stand by the ones that I know and that I love”

He further added that he is waiting for the time when people will stop hating each other and embrace love. 

He continued, “This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and experiences. It’s simply to show what my experience have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen.”

katy perry Katy Perry joins Amazon in Delivering Smiles this holiday season at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles – Bell Gardens Clubhouse. Photo Credit: Michael Williams, Startraksphoto