– Jimmy Fallon’s tenure as Tonight Show host was marked by allegations of a toxic work environment
– Fallon admits to past mistakes during his 7-year stint, but believes they have come out stronger
– Rolling Stone’s report includes claims from former employees about nepotism and a difficult work environment
Jimmy Fallon has opened up about the issues he faced during his seven-year stint as the host of the Tonight Show. In a candid interview with Rolling Stone, Fallon addressed the allegations of a toxic work environment, admitting to making mistakes but stating that the show emerged stronger in the end.
The report in Rolling Stone features testimonies from former employees about a difficult work environment, characterized by nepotism, favoritism, and behind-the-scenes turmoil. Fallon acknowledged the challenges faced by the show and said that he has accepted the blame for his past mistakes.
The late-night host explained, “All I can do is just be as honest as humanly possible. I think you have to fall a lot, but eventually at some point, you have to get up.” Fallon asserted that he has worked on improving himself and the show, leading it to become more inclusive and respectful. He candidly mentioned that he needed to be more self-aware while investing in a balance between work and life.
Fallon also expressed appreciation for his team, stating that they have created something “better and stronger” in recent times. Additionally, he said that although they have faced tough episodes, the lessons learned provide significant value.
The Rolling Stone report alleges that the Tonight Show’s environment was described by some former employees as “a terrible place to work.” However, Fallon’s dedication to growth and improvement seems to indicate that he is committed to continuing to create a better atmosphere for his team and the audience alike.