Ellen called her mansion ‘a prison’

Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s most popular TV personalities, faced a barrage of criticism after comparing her self-isolation in a multimillion-dollar mansion to being in prison. DeGeneres, whose daily television talk show had been off the air for three weeks because of a stay-at-home order, returned with a show filmed by her wife, actress Portia De Rossi, from one of their California homes.“One thing that I’ve learned from being in quarantine is that people – this is like being in jail, is what it is,” quipped DeGeneres, who was filmed in an armchair looking out on vast, grassy lawns and mountains. Whoops!