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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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blackandwhitegirl    

Estrella- I'll answer your question- racism is still a problem because someone told me that one day she wanted to be an audience member in Chelsea's show and was told by the producers "WE WANT TO HAVE ALL WHITE PEOPLE IN OUR AUDIENCE TODAY. NO BLACKS OR ANY OTHER COLOR". I BELIEVE THAT CHELSEA HATES BLACKS AND ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR.

2419 days ago
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Amy    

Chelsea could call me a nasty fat pig and I would STILL laugh. She just hilarious! Her book is great. She's great. She's non-conformist and only those who conform to the world and its overly-conservative ways will NOT get her humor.

2419 days ago
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L.B.    

I THINK THIS BITCH THINKS SHE'S BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE...I WONDER IF SHE HAS A DEGREE AT ALL...TONS OF ASIAN AND BLACK PEOPLE ARE VERY WELL EDUCATED...THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS LIKE DOCTORS, NURSES, ENGINEERS, TEACHERS ETC....DOESN'T MEAN SHE LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY SHE'S SUPERIOR... CHELSEA, HAVE YOU GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE AT ALL OR EVEN HIGH SCHOOL?

2419 days ago
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meena1    

First of all I cannot believe I have spent somuch time today on this TMZ Blog - although I do appreciate how they catch people more candidly than the rest of the media and do not dress things up. HOWEVER, If ANY white person makes any sort of joke, comment that MIGHT be offensive then everyone is all over them. If it was a black person or another asian person or hispanic it would be overlooked. This is a perfect example of theo ther blog I was reading about Rampage and his racial remarks about white people getting better care from 911 than other races. I mean seriously, what is happening here? Would everyone of all races, colors, religions and ethnic backgrounds jsut shut up and live your life? HOW did we become so sensitive to every little thing? WHY are we so obsessed with the celebrity world to begin with and what happened to our sense of humor, and when DID this society become a society of babies. Sure, there are inappropriate comments and situations, but who cares? You all who are calling her a bitch and other things are just as guilty of the nastiness that is driving this country and this planet into the toilet. You all should take notice of your words - bitch is universal and so is dumb and nasty and mean. Take note of your behavior and you will realize that you are part of the problem! Everyone needs to realize that this is not a world where everyone is entitled to just steam roll over anyone about anything. No race is better than the next. Get over yourselves and as sad as it is that I have spent WAY too much time on this site today, I cannot believe that you still think and feel that jumping all over white people for any little thing that might be perceived as racist is okay and yet Rampage is just joking. How can anyone tell? He can barely put two words together and annunciate them!
Just be thankful that you live in this country - think about it and maybe LEARN the history of our country and see how things used to be, even as recent as 10-15 years ago, when we ALL were not so volatile and hostile and overly-sensitive and so concerned with what everyone ELSE is doing or saying. Give this country another decade and we will all be barcoded and told what we can think. Get rid of your victim torch and go out and start taking responsibility for yourselves and not spending so much time trying to put other people down. These days it is so sad that if youa re white, christian, celebrate Christmas or are not considered a minority you no longer are welcome to be proud of who you are where you are from or your beliefs. This whole country is full of it. So sad, so sad, I cannot believe that people really want to come here from other countries...but soon enough we will all be living under a socialist regime and these blogs will not exist.
So do something valuable and try to keep hold of our country and be proud of it and everyone who is a part of it. Be accountable, don't be a baby.

2417 days ago
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meena1    

By the way, how come Chris Rock never has any fall out? Half of his act is tearing "whitey" apart - but that is okay right - because he can. If you were actually in Africa and were forced to come here, then you should be angry - but somehow I doubt that peopel today were not, so move forward - every culture, race and religion has a story. I rarely see of or hear Jewish people marching in the streets or demanding that they be treated "first". And before you comment on Jewish people, I am one so stop right there. Morons.

2417 days ago
231.

Heathen    

Chelsea Hardley is the product of a threesome with Vince Vaughn, Carlos Mencia, and Kathy Griffin....a scarcastic racist on the D LIST. Leave those jokes to Mencia chelsea, he's the only one that gets away with them

2372 days ago
232.

Lesley    

Chelsea is great.. Absolutely love her.....

2337 days ago
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BeachExec    

Chelsea is THE funniest woman on television. She's as quick witted as they come, AND she's a total babe. Lighten up, people, it's JUST COMEDY. Watch or Tivo her show...there's a reason she's on EVERY NIGHT OF A THE WEEK. She's a star, and she's just beginning to climb.

2415 days ago
234.

Jason    

I much prefer watching The Soup the show never gets boring.

2415 days ago
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joe    

I don't think she is being racists. That's just who she is. I've watched her show before and that's just her sense of humor, her personality. I am an Asian american and I didn't really take offense to the first part of what she said. I did take offense to the last part of the video when she said "whatever" when the guy told her that the other dude is Chinese. That was the most offensive thing in the video.

2335 days ago
236.

J.R.    

Chelsea"SaddleBags"Handler seems to be trying to stir up controversy
and tries to emulate RosieO'Donnell. The difference is that Rosie is
funny. Chelsea is trying so hard to lash out at everything that she
thinks will get her popular. People should start taking serious pot
shots back at her so she can feel the pain. So here I go.......
Chelsea will do anything for admiration, agilation, attention, and
affirmation. Secondly, she is tow up from the flow up. Thirdly, I
don't particularly like to watch female comedians and hosts on t.v.
who look like they just woke up. She looks the same 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. Chelsea, put the cigarettes and alcohol away for they
are taking a toll on the bags under your eyes. Make-up for you has
not been invented yet.

2406 days ago
237.

Christina    

Wooooww....it's like you are looking for racism to happen.

Everyone needs to take a deep breath and just lighten up. Learn to laugh at yourself. For thoes of you that said she cracks on other stereotypes but her own is wrong, she makes fun of her helf for being mormon and jewish alll the time.

Maybe these jokes from this video aren't that original but Chelseas material is always very fun and extremely witty.

Yall need to simmer down and just relax. Shes just making fun of the stereotypes you gave yourself in the first place.

CHELSEA RULES!

2402 days ago
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Christina    

What you all does realize is that her ignorance in this matter IS THE JOKE.

chill out.


BTW... African americans are the ones who have "black history month" and "bet". their serrating themselves!!

2402 days ago
239.

michele    

honestly, chelsea handler is the funniest woman no matter what any of you idiots say

2396 days ago
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belinda    

chelsea, getting back to the comments you made of tori spelling...well, sounds like to me (everyone else) you are truly a hater. She made you look like $#^% at the awards show, now who had the last laugh!!! Go tori. tori was raised reaking with class and money and you, well..willing to bet in a trashy trailer park. stop hating and you are NOT attractive, so, please stop hating on everyone else and on behalf of kate gosselin "i'm sure that she DOESN'T want to meet you either"...hater........

1506 days ago
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