02:09 GMT22 January 2021
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    While DeGeneres' joke apparently did not seem all that funny to quite a few people, there were also those who insisted that the comedian didn't deserve all the flak she's been getting over it.

    Even as many people around the world try to cope with self-isolation prompted by the current global coronavirus crisis, it appears that popular American actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres may have landed in hot water due to her assessment of the current situation.

    In a recent episode of her show, which is filmed at her residence, Ellen proceeded to jokingly compare being quarantined to doing time in a slammer.

    "One thing that I've learned from being in quarantine is that people - this is like being in jail, is what it is," she said as quoted by the media outlet. "It's mostly because I've been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay."

    Quite a few social media users did not seem particularly amused by her remarks, some of them arguing that perhaps comparing Ellen's current accommodations with a jail might've been a bit of a stretch.

    A number of people, however, insisted that it was merely a joke and that the comedian did not deserve all the flak she's ended up getting as a result.

    As MSN points out, the video featuring DeGeneres' joke in question was listed as "unavailable" on YouTube as of 8 April.

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