Workers at The Kelly Clarkson Show claim there is a terrible workplace culture, which has been revealed.
Favourite daytime talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show is said to have a hostile workplace climate.
On Monday at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson sings as part of a tribute to Pink, who won the Icon award.
The warmth and candour of its presenter, Kelly Clarkson, who had previously won hearts as the first-ever American Idol, quickly mesmerised viewers as ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ made its NBC debut in the autumn of 2019. Along with the classic “Kellyoke” parts where she sang great songs, the show featured Clarkson participating in passionate debates with guests including Hillary Clinton and Dolly Parton. Despite the popularity of the show on TV, a recent Rolling Stone article paints a different picture, alleging a hostile workplace climate.
Numerous staff, it seems, complain about being overworked and underpaid, as well as how the show’s production negatively impacted their mental health. Because they feared retaliation, current and past workers expressed their complaints in secret, raising the possibility that Clarkson herself was unaware of the unhappiness at work.
According to Nielsen statistics as of December 2022, the NBC-produced programme has strong ratings with an estimated 1.4 million daily viewers. The Emmy-winning programme has been extended through 2025 under the direction of executive producer and showrunner Alex Duda, formerly of “Steve Harvey” and “The Tyra Banks Show.” Duda herself has been accused of engaging in toxic behaviours, though.
Employees complained that the show’s culture has not changed as a result of HR concerns, and they said that there is a gap between the preferred and the disregarded personnel. Without consequences, they fear that the problem may get worse with each passing season. To help them make ends meet, several employees even took on additional jobs like babysitting or driving for Uber.
The troubled culture of the programme, according to the Rolling Stone article, is said to have its roots in Duda, who is accused of hiding Clarkson from the depressing reality of the employees. Ten former workers and one current employee think Clarkson is not aware of the seriousness of the problems that lower-level employees are dealing with.
The charges of a poisonous workplace at “The Kelly Clarkson Show” are, sadly, not unusual in daytime television. Similar accusations have been made against other well-known programmes in recent years, including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Dr. Phil.” Industry sources claim that daytime TV continues to have a pervasive culture of maltreatment, which is frequently supported by the same executive producers and showrunners.
It’s imperative that NBC, Clarkson, and Duda address these problems and create a more wholesome working atmosphere despite the fact that they haven’t replied to the accusations. Assuring that their mental health and wellbeing aren’t jeopardised, the team deserves a workplace that reflects the show’s upbeat, effervescent theme. Transparency, responsibility, and respect for each team member are the first steps in bringing about the necessary transformation.