Ellen DeGeneres slammed online for comparing isolation in her mansion to being in jail

The 62-year-old has been hosting her popular talk show from one of her California homes after it was taken off air due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DeGeneres has been keeping the show going to "take your mind off everything that's going on in the world".

"I always wanted to have this show as a distraction, as a break from whatever is going on out there that may be unpleasant. 

"If you're feeling down I want to lift you up, if you're feeling trapped I want to set you free and if you feel like you're going in the wrong direction, I want you to back that thing up."