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Chelsea Handler's New Gig: Bigot?

11/25/2007 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Trying to joke about race can get you in a lot of trouble -- just ask Michael Richards. Last night outside of Koi, supposed comedian Chelsea Handler tried to do the same thing and, like Kramer, failed miserably.


She was approached by two cameramen -- one of whom was Chinese, the other (our guy) was African-American. Chelsea quipped that it was "crazy that you guys all travel together, Asians and Blacks. That's amazing." And they can vote now, too!

After a failed joke about Dog the Bounty Hunter, somehow a question about Britney Spears turned into Chelsea saying the Chinese photog was from "Vietcong-nam." When it was pointed out that he was, in fact, Chinese, Chelsea just said, "Whatever."

Guess she's the kind of comedian you just have to laugh at -- not with.

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181.

Sharona    

She's hot...She funny....she's beautiful....something we seem to be lacking in a lot of people. It's a joke people....grow up and quit getting your little feelings hurt everytime somebody says something.
"United States of the Offended"

2493 days ago
182.

web    

IF YOU STALK PEOPLE AND FOLLOW THEM AROUND FOR PROFIT, YOU AREASKING FOR WHAT? THEY TAKE HER PRIVACY AND PHOTOS, SHE TAKES THEIR DIGNITY. GOOD FOR HER. PRINCESS DIANA SHOULD HAVE MET HER.

2493 days ago
183.

thisbizisnuts    

is she not dating/sleeping with Ted harbert the president of E! ?

2493 days ago
184.

Jim    

You guys are such morons. You rip celebs all the time and when one of them pokes at you, you fall apart. Get over it.

2493 days ago
185.

Kathryn De Medici    

She's not funny. Not in the least.

2493 days ago
186.

Toria    

Chelsea Handler is an idiot who obviously needs a handler. She needs to learn what to say and not to say when in public. Her comments were neither clever nor funny and neither is she. She wishes she had the talent, fame and career of John Travolta. He has more talent in his pinky than she has in her whole body. What a truly stupid woman!

2493 days ago
187.

Vaelicia    

Shes old who cares, and her show is about to be canceled just to let you know youre not funny Old wrinkle face. botox is calling you

2492 days ago
188.

Vaelicia    

hot funny and beautiful, please dont make me throw up, and 32 please dont make me slap you.

2492 days ago
189.

Logtar    

I went to her Vegas show and she was just as racist and just as unfunny, she bombed on a couple of her jokes pretty bad.

2492 days ago
190.

Facts    

Ok, I'm white and I even find that offensive. Vietcong? Is she comparing him to one of the vietnam war-fighters, because that's what the Vietcong are, dumb bitch. She is a disgrace.

2492 days ago
191.

StillLaughing    

Chelseas has NEVER been funny. However you go very far when you are banging the head of E! ...wait, what channel is her show on? LOL!!!

2492 days ago
192.

sam    

I love Chelsea and she’s an equal opportunity comedian. She jokes about everyone including herself. People need to get over their uber sensitive PC mantra. Less you be tags as humorless drolls.

2492 days ago
193.

Nikkiloo22    

she is over-hyped not at all funny can't speak without stuttering and flubbing what comes out of her mouth... she will be a has been before long bye bye.... she had her 15 min of fame now go go!

2492 days ago
194.

DaveRog    

Her show competes directly with you know who's show in some markets.
So now you know why you know who is determined to make her out to be a bigot.
You know who removes comments they don't like (or maybe that are too true).

2492 days ago
195.

Flipturn    

Come on! she was making a joke. Nothing she said was offensive. This is a witch hunt - looking for the next big story, A non-celebrity makes a joke that makes no sense. She just put the two races standing there in a sentence. There's no historical significance to what she said. Your comment "And they can vote now too" was offensive and out of left field.

I think what she said was not offensive and funny. Stop tying to make a media mountain out of a mole hill.

2492 days ago
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