American talk show host Jimmy Fallon finds himself in the eye of the storm. In an article in Rolling Stone magazine, relayed by Télérama, sixteen employees and ex-employees of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon denounce the “toxic” management established by the television star. His constant mood swings and his desire to constantly belittle the members of his team are questioned. "If he's not in a good mood, everyone's having a bad day," says a witness.
Since 2014, Jimmy Fallon has established himself as a true star of the small screen. His Tonight Show occupies one of the most exposed boxes on the television grid. If, in front of the camera, the games and the interviews made the host appear to be a very likeable personality, the reality would be quite different, according to Rolling Stone: permanent climate of fear, anxiety attacks and dark thoughts would be legion in the within the production team.
By stating that "no one says no to Jimmy", the host seems to create a climate of terror. Evidenced by the large number of showrunners (nine) who have succeeded in nine years. Following the publication of the article in the columns of Rolling Stone, Jimmy Fallon apologized during a Zoom meeting with members of his team. "It's embarrassing and I feel terrible. You can't imagine how bad I feel, he said. For me, this show should be fun, everyone should feel good, we need the best team to make the most successful show. »