The 'Chelsea' host's attempt at serious political tweeting runs into a wall of smart and sassy responses.
Chelsea Handler began her Netflix talk show by admitting she doesn’t know nearly enough about politics.
It was … refreshing.
“Chelsea” would be her way to learn, and grow, and take the audience along with her. That process hasn’t gone as smoothly as she might think.
Handler spends much of her time now regurgitating liberal talking points. That’s hardly the sign of a mature political evolution. It’s more like copying and pasting other ideas onto your show.
It still wasn’t as bad as her most recent Tweet. The message, an attempt at being woke, played into the worst aspects of today’s totalitarian Left. And Twitter users let her have it.
Here’s her original comment.
2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes. Wouldn’t it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 7, 2017
Now, here’s just a sample of the backlash she endured after posting it.
Dumbest tweet on Twitter today. Congratulations.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 7, 2017
Those who’d punish speech never think it possible it could happen to them. Like Handler, they aren’t smart enough to defend their beliefs
— Boris_Badenoff (@Boris_Badenoff) August 7, 2017
So you’re volunteering to go to jail for joking about racism? pic.twitter.com/NXNtxqENss
— Uncle Milty (@WiseUncleMilty) August 7, 2017
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) August 7, 2017
You’re a fascist Chelsea. Shutting down free speech is fascism. The answer to speech u don’t like is MORE speech.
— Mz. J. (@Jackie_Blue_CA) August 7, 2017
I like you, Chelsea, but, . . .
No. Laws restricting speech or/and other expression are far too dangerous. I dunno what else I can say.
— Old Kinderhook (@DaffyLeCoeur) August 7, 2017
the 1st amendment is precious. Giving the government the right to censor speech is terrifying, especially if “your” party isn’t in charge
— Res Ipsa (@fiatrootuser) August 7, 2017
Hypocrite much? pic.twitter.com/l28aCA0AoN
— Rebellion Report👌🏻 (@RebellionReport) August 7, 2017
It’s called fascism, Chelsea, and Lenny Bruce would’ve despised you for that regardless of being hate speech or not.
— Panda 408 (@CatShogun) August 7, 2017
— Stanford Brown (@stanbrown32) August 7, 2017
This from the one that loaded her show with dwarf and Mexican jokes daily. I used to think you were funny, now you’re just annoying
— BAM the Sim (@bam6273) August 7, 2017