The full-time activist phase of Chelsea Handler’s career isn’t ready quite yet.
The star of Netflix’s “Chelsea” announced earlier this year she’s leaving her talk show voluntarily to commit herself to full-time activism. The decree was met by raised eyebrows in most fair-minded corners. Who gives up a high profile talk show? And couldn’t she do both while using the show as the ultimate megaphone?
Either way, she’s still employed at Netflix for the moment and getting herself into all sorts of trouble for her mean-spirited comedy.
Case in point: Calling Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “harlot” and other disparaging (and unfunny) words. It’s much worse than a recent Sanders impersonator on her show. That time Team “Chelsea” mocked her weight and implied she was a racist.
It’s hardly the first time Handler caught flak for her political “hot takes.” The anger isn’t about ideological differences, though. Only the thinnest skinned souls can’t deal with alternate viewpoints. What Handler’s previous tweets revealed is something uglier, and far less inclusive than her self-described personal suggests.
Handler Mocks Pregnant Woman
The comedienne is a feminist first and foremost … unless the woman is connected in some way to the the GOP. So she couldn’t resist mocking the news of Eric Trump’s wife pregnancy.
I guess one of @realDonaldTrump‘s sons is expecting a new baby. Just what we need. Another person with those jeans. Let’s hope for a girl.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 20, 2017
One of the president’s sons fought back in a way that would make Pappy proud.
Eric’s brother Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to scold Handler. “The liberal elite’s real hatred is hopefully starting to be apparent to mainstream America (both right and left). Their whole ‘party of tolerance’ nonsense only applies if you fully buy into their dogma,” he said, also pointing out Handler’s spelling mistake of “genes” as “jeans,” quipping: “So much for the party of science.”
“Attacking the announcement of someone’s first pregnancy would seem below the belt to most, but sadly that’s not the case,” he continued.
Handler Sexualizes First Lady
The First Lady is typically off limits to modern comics, particularly for mean-spirited attacks. You can count the number of serious digs against Michelle Obama on one hand.
That hasn’t been the case with First Lady Melania Trump in her first year at the White House. Here, Handler drags the former model into the partisan mud.
Melania to host a discussion on opioid abuse. She says unless you have to have sex with Donald Trump, you have no excuse to be on drugs.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 29, 2017
Handler Blames Church Shooting on GOP
The first reaction of too many people to mass shootings is to politicize the death and destruction. That’s despicable. Handler managed to outdo even those who often demand more gun control after bloodshed without knowing any of the details behind the crime.
Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 5, 2017
Handler Wants Comedians Who Tell ‘Racist’ Jokes Arrested
Racism is no laughing matter. The subject can still be the source of both humor and insight if handled properly. Chris Rock is a maestro at this tactic. Handler? Not so much.
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
It didn’t take long for Web sleuths to uncover some racist Handler jokes from the recent past.
Handler Calls for a Military Coup
Most celebrities would like nothing more for Christmas than seeing President Trump leave office. It doesn’t matter how it happens. Resignation. Impeachment. Even death, in the case of folks like Johnny Depp.
Handler has a different scenario in mind.
To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 11, 2017
Handler Blames Calif. Wildfires on … Trump
The California wildfires have shocked the whole country with their proximity to so many residents. Handler saw the blaze on the news and had a different reaction.
Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017
Even TheWrap.com, which routinely ignores ugly tweets from liberal stars, threw a cyber flag on Handler’s absurd comments.
Handler Hearts Kim Jung Un (More than U.S. President)
Anyone with a cursory understanding of geopolitical events is shocked at what North Korean citizens endure under Kim Jong Un. The country’s dictator is a modern-day monster.
Not to Handler, apparently.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 22, 2017
The very first response to the Tweet says it all…
Can we just trade you instead ?
— Honky Tonk Jew (@HonkyTonkJew) September 23, 2017