Jimmy Fallon reportedly took to Zoom on Thursday to offer a groveling apology to his “Tonight Show” co-workers after reports surfaced of his toxic workplace behavior — but fans aren’t buying it.
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The commentator said the “apology sounds like it was spoken by a toddler.”
“Why didn’t he apologize in person and couldn’t he apologize? “I find the Zoom apology insulting,” another dividedwhile others agreed that Fallon only said he was sorry “because he was called out.”
However, Fallon likely delivered his apology virtually as the Hollywood strike continues and production has halted on numerous highly anticipated films and television shows, including late-night talk shows.
“Oh, fuck off. “Fallon’s ‘apology’ is about how he was harassed by the Rolling Stone article that exposed him as an angry idiot, not about apologizing to employees or saying how he’s going to change,” another scathing comment comment said.
Another user compared the saga to Ellen DeGeneres having it “The Ellen Show” will be canceled in 2022 after a 19-year tenure following a barrage of toxic workplace allegations against the seemingly family-friendly talk show host.
“The Jimmy Fallon saga follows EXACTLY in the same footsteps as Ellen DeGeneres… allegations. Refusal. Excuse me. “Will his show be canceled next?” the user tweeted.
Fallon reportedly told staff that he had no intention of “creating that type of atmosphere for the show,” two employees said Rolling Stone in one Follow-up report to the rock bible’s first story, in which 16 current and former employees accused the late-night talk show host in 2017 of being “unpredictable,” drunk at work and creating a “toxic work environment.”
“I’m sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends… I feel so bad I can’t even tell you,” Fallon reportedly said.
Although there are reports that new showrunner Chris Miller, who joined the NBC show last May, has significantly changed his work culture and brought “positive energy,” social media users don’t seem to think so.
“[Fallon] “Sounds really broken in that apology, doesn’t it,” another X user sarcastically tweetedand claimed that “people who worked for him call him Prince Joffrey.”
Representatives for Fallon and NBC did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Even before Thursday’s Zoom call with The Tonight Show staff, many fans didn’t seem to believe Fallon would even address the reports.
A user ran one Opinion poll on Wednesday asking, “How long before Jimmy Fallon releases an ‘apology’ blaming alcohol for his behavior and not actually taking responsibility for his actions?”
The options other users could vote on: less than a day, less than a week, less than a month, or never.
Another predicted that if Fallon regrets his actions in any way, “it’s just a publicity stunt.”
“Coming soon: Jimmy Fallon in casual clothes, extreme close-up, tearful apology video saying he has ‘some things to think about,'” another tweeted Wednesday.
Rolling Stone claimed in its follow-up story that Miller sent an email to staff to discuss the matter.
“I wanted to alert you all to an online story that just surfaced on Rollingstone.com containing previous allegations of inappropriate behavior on the show,” Miller allegedly wrote in the email.
“While I know the reporter reached out to many of you before publishing the article, I do not believe what was written reflects the overall culture of our exceptional team that I am so fortunate and proud to work with every day. The place described in the article is not the place I know.”
He apparently added: “However, it is disappointing to see something published that does not reflect the positive and inclusive environment that I believe we have created together.”
According to Rolling Stone, Miller also “encouraged employees to raise any concerns with him, their supervisors or human resources.”
However, Rolling Stone claimed that after its journalists contacted more than 80 former and current “Tonight Show” employees to write the tell-all story, “not a single one agreed to speak publicly or had positive things to say about working on ‘ The’ had to say.” “Tonight Show,” the magazine claimed.
The Post has previously reported that Fallon’s drinking and partying got “out of control” in 2015, with a bartender who served him commenting, “He’s a mess.”
Page Six reported on this top ranking in October 2016 NBC executives had warned Fallon to limit alcohol consumption for fear that “he’s out of control and something might happen while he’s out drinking.”