Have you heard the news? Chelsea Handler HATES racism!
So much, in fact, the comedian tweeted that there should be laws against people “who think racism is funny”!
But since Handler has made more than a few racial jokes herself, Twitter users swiftly pulled the rug out from under her moral high ground.
It all started when the Chelsea host commented on a New York Times story about two Chinese tourists who were arrested in Berlin after taking pictures of themselves doing Nazi salutes in front of Germany’s Parliament.
The funny lady smugly shared:
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 would be bad enough for someone to be talking about outlawing free speech (yes, the awful jokes are protected too)… but what the Internet couldn’t ignore was the fact it came from a comedian who is known to use race as a punchline.
Twitter users pointed out that Handler is among the many comedians who integrates racism into their jokes — and they brought receipts!
Yes, Miss politically incorrect is advocating for wrong-speak/think/act/feel police.
Silver-lining, she’s first ?
— Maleficent (@medicgoddess911) August 7, 2017
Ok but then you would have to arrest dave Chappelle, Chris rock, Kevin Hart, who make racial jokes and other great comedians
— Brandon O’Neill (@ONeill3188) August 7, 2017
Pease re-consider. Would you want to see Mel Brooks arrested?
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) August 7, 2017
Remember when you made fun of @FLOTUS because of her accent and heritage?
Didn’t you have a very successful show on E where one of the main themes was racism being funny?
— kyle senescu (@kylesen) August 7, 2017
You are free to move to a country where free speech is limited.
— Star-crossed_Liason (@SherriShultz) August 7, 2017
C’mon, Chels! Don’t sell out your comedic edge for the sake of trying to sound political — being against freedom of speech actually puts you on the same side as First Amendment-hating Donald Trump.
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