Just as RIPEllen just started trending on Twitter, the whole world panicked. Is America’s favourite TV host truly dead and buried? Well, take a deep breath, relax, we’ve got some answers for you.
If you thought, like many others, that Ellen DeGeneres had just died because #RIPEllen had been trending on Twitter, don’t panic. DeGeneres is alive and well. You might wonder, then, why the weird rumour?
The reason behind Twitter’s trending RIPEllen actually comes from rumours that recently started about DeGeneres’ talk show potentially getting cancelled. The Ellen Show has been a constant in our life for almost 17 years now, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many talk shows have been struggling, DeGeneres’ programme included. So far, however, nothing has been officially announced yet.
Recent allegations were made against DeGeneres by supposedly former Ellen Show staff members who stated that the host was a bully behind the scenes. This led to her losing some of her popularity among a section of her US audience.
Back in March, DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she would be shooting her show without a studio audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, she posted another tweet on 13 March stating that the show had been suspended until 30 March. Now, since 6 April, DeGeneres has been filming the chat show from the comfort of her own home. It remains unclear when exactly the talk show will be filmed in studios with an actual audience.
Belle Delphine, the 20-year-old gamer girl, egirl and internet personality who was previously known for selling her own bathwater online has returned after a 7 months internet hiatus. Belle Delphine first announced she was back on her YouTube channel, which had remained inactive previously, by posting a new video where she danced to a song with lyrics about herself.
The video begins with the lyrics: “You were thinking I died? Bitch, surprise. I still got the double thicc thighs, French fries.” Further in her song, Belle Delphine also proved she filmed the video recently as she mentions Elon Musk and Grimes’ new baby X Æ A-12 and announces she’s on TikTok too under @babyBelleDelphine. So far, the gamer girl has only posted three videos but she has already amassed 147,000 followers.
In her comeback song, Belle Delphine also references the time she sold out her own bathwater online and made headlines for it. In the video, she sings: “Bathwater sold out, big sad.”
Last year, Belle Delphine also became the centre of death rumours. These started after fans realised she had posted a video on Instagram on 19 February which showed her dancing to a song about suicide, before brandishing a (presumably fake) gun.
This caused panic among her then three million Instagram followers, who speculated as to whether or not Belle Delphine had actually died. By beginning her comeback video with the lyrics “You were thinking I died? Bitch, surprise,” the egirl is clearly mocking these rumours.
Last but not least, in her new song, Belle Delphine mentions OnlyFans, asking viewers to “buy my OnlyFans you big chad.” Under @BelleDelphine on OnlyFans, the internet sensation asks for fans to pay a $35 monthly subscription in order to access her content. So far, Belle Delphine has 11 posts on her page.
One thing is for sure, now that Belle Delphine is back online, internet culture will definitely have a whole lot more to talk about.