Tamron Hall is being blasted for posting a luxurious photo to Instagram as 20 people were on the verge of being let go from her talk show.
According to DailyMail.com, the majority of the employees let go on Thursday were senior producers and audience team employees. Just one day prior, the talk show host posted a beachside picture while sipping wine.
"Around 20 people lost their jobs yesterday at the 'Tamron Hall Show.' It was a giant blood bath," a source said. "[Tamron] is living her best life on her personal Instagram while people are losing their livelihoods."
Tamron's spokesperson called the Daily Mail's story "entirely inaccurate."
"There were no layoffs or firings; rather, the show is making behind-the-scenes changes and chose not to renew some staff. We appreciate everyone's contributions to our first season," a statement read. "Change is not uncommon for a show between seasons. It remained a top priority to ensure our entire creative team remained employed during the season in the midst of the pandemic."
"We have been humbled and overwhelmed by the viewer response to recent shows, including coverage of COVID-19 and our episodes focused on the national conversation on race," the statement continued. "We are assembling an even bigger team for season two and beyond, on the heels of three Emmy nominations."
While many are understandably frustrated to be out of work, Tamron's picture seemed to rub salt in the wound.
"Her name is on the show so she would've known what was coming, yet there she is celebrating date night, the night before 20 people no longer have an income. Talk about tone deaf," the source told the Daily Mail.
Tamron made no mention of the employees in her post.
"What really sucks is Tamron is earning millions of dollars a year, yet these team members aren't. Why couldn't she take a pay cut to keep everyone employed during this really difficult time? It is so unfair," the upset source said. "Nothing about wishing people well or thanking them for their hard work. It's pathetic and [a] giant slap in the face."
The source added, "What's even more disgusting is on the show's official Instagram page, they posted a video of Tamron making comfort food with Carla Hall. How nice of them, I'm sure all the fired staff went home and whipped up the grilled cheese to feel better about no longer paying their bills."