Dakota Johnson Created Most Awkward Moment In Ellen Show History By Calling Out Ellen Live On Air

By Khadija Pervez in Showbiz On 30th November 2023

During its nearly two-decade run, The Ellen DeGeneres Show featured a mix of special and awkward interviews.

While the show showcased many emotional moments with guests, there were also instances of discomfort that made for challenging viewing experiences.

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One of the notably awkward interviews on The Ellen DeGeneres Show occurred in 2019 when Dakota Johnson was a guest.

The exchange between Ellen and Dakota during that particular episode stands out as a less-than-comfortable interaction, leaving viewers with a memorable and cringe-worthy moment.

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Indeed, the awkward exchange between Ellen DeGeneres and Dakota Johnson resurfaced recently, marking the fourth anniversary of the infamous interview on Monday, November 27.

During Johnson's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her film "The Peanut Butter Falcon," the conversation initially revolved around the movie. However, it took an unexpected turn when the topic shifted to Johnson's recent 30th birthday.


Ellen DeGeneres claimed she was never invited to Johnson's birthday party, prompting a swift and seemingly displeased response from Johnson. She contradicted DeGeneres, stating, "Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen, you were invited."

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"No, last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited."

"Well, who wouldn’t want to be invited to a party?" DeGeneres quickly prompted back.

"But I didn’t even know you liked me," Johnson insisted. This led to a rather striking comeback from DeGeneres who insisted she has always liked the actor and wouldn't have invited her on the show so often if she wasn't a fan.


"But I did invite you, and you didn’t come," Johnson insisted.

After a back and forth with her producer, DeGeneres was informed she was out of town that week: "Oh yeah, I had that thing."

In the wake of the recent anniversary of the Dakota Johnson interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, people have taken to X (formerly Twitter) to collectively cringe over the awkward moment from years ago. 


"Four years ago today Dakota Johnson ended Ellen's whole career with 'actually that's not the truth Ellen'," one person penned on the popular social media platform.

A second added: "Dakota really clowned Ellen at her own show."

While a third remarked: "4 years ago, Dakota Johnson called out Ellen DeGeneres for lying about not being invited to her birthday party."


Ellen DeGeneres has faced previous criticism for her treatment of guests.

Earlier this year, Emily Ratajkowski criticized the host for questioning Taylor Swift about her dating history, describing the exchange as 'f**ked up'.