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Julie Chen's 'Big Brother' Sign-Off Was Not a Dig at Ellen DeGeneres

Julie Chen's 'Big Brother' Sign-Off Was Not a Dig at Ellen DeGeneres

Julie Chen went off script during the latest episode of Big Brother and signed off from the show by sending a message to viewers.

A lot of fans thought that Julie was sending shade at Ellen DeGeneres by bringing up the “golden rule,” but she’s now explaining what she actually meant.

“From outside the Big Brother All Stars house, I’m Julie Chen-Moonves, and remember the golden rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Goodnight,” Julie said on Thursday night.

As you probably know, Ellen signs off from her show by saying, “Be kind to one another.” That slogan has been called into question lately amid the allegations that Ellen isn’t actually a kind person and that there’s a toxic work culture at her show.

Julie opened up about what she meant by that saying while talking to EW.

“I feel fortunate that the network and the producers have been so supportive in letting me put my own personal messaging at the end of our live shows,” Julie said. “I chose to close with those words because Black Lives Matter and now is the time to speak up. If the number of Black lives that have been taken happened to people of your heritage, you would be saying (fill-in-the-blank) Lives Matter! It’s my faith in God that is getting me through these uncertain times. We CAN be better. Why not try? It can’t hurt. It can only help. Most of all, it’ll help the person who rises to the occasion.”

Here are all of the celebs who are showing support for Ellen amid the controversy.

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