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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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61.

Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

Not that I'm one of the racists that they just referred to.

2467 days ago
62.

Anonymous    

I found her comments offensive, and I'm white! Obviously, she has no class... and no talent for that matter. If she really needs to resort to using cheap cracks like that, that just goes to show how funny she ISN'T. You don't have to be offensive to be funny, and I'm sorry, but I DON'T believe in the policy that all is excusable in the name of comedy. It IS possible to go too far and she should be held responsible for her nasty remarks. Look at what happened to Mel Gibson after he made a nasty remarks about Jews while he was DRUNK--hell was raised over that, and rightly so! But Ms. Handler gets to say whatever she wants just because she's a comedian (and not even a good one at that)? People like her use "comedy" to say what they really want to say without getting in trouble for it. There's more truth that comes out in "joking" than in anything else, mark my words.

2467 days ago
63.

Another Celeb Beats A Case!    

Chelsea is HILARIOUS??? Since when? Was she doing a public performance or did I miss something? People need to stop making everything about race?? Are kidding? That comment would make since if the so called jokes weren't insulting the Asian and African Amer communities. Would it still be just jokes if they would have responded by calling her out of name?

2467 days ago
64.

Kelli    

71., feel better soon.

2467 days ago
65.

roughdaddy    

some blacks have it so good these days they cant really tell what true racism is,,,getting turn down for a loan,,,keeping you from leaving in certain neiborhoods cause you dont meet the skin criteria, or having 2different water fountain in a public area for each group,,,if you want to go all out,,, not some aging fast comedian...who wasnt being outrageous at all....

2467 days ago
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Not ! a BrAngelina LOON !    



Can we all just get over the politically correct B.S ! Pppl are so brain washed and sue crazy now :( you can't even joke ! get pissed about more important things like kids dying in iraq and stopping cruelty to animals ! Things that really matter -

2467 days ago
67.

Big Ol' Nobody    

What does she know about Asians and boats? How rude...like she has anything to say. She only makes up 11% of the global population. Asians make up 60. I think they deserve a little more guarded respect!

2467 days ago
68.

Sean Bresnahan    

#71: There is no way you have a "Phd in Psy." You have the writing skills of a six year old.

2467 days ago
69.

Mia    

Chelsea is a true media whore. She sells cheap shots at others for money. I don't know of one serious cause she donates time to. She is just another selfish insecure Hollywood wannabe that cleans up with alot of cash out. My brothers wouldn't date her. That's enough for me.

2467 days ago
70.

T    

You titled it TRAINWRECKS??? far from it, tmz! the cameramen were even laughing.. give me a break.

2467 days ago
71.

Kelli    

hey zzz, got it. Feel better soon.

2467 days ago
72.

Unamused reader    

Not particularly offensive, but not amusing either. Don't quit your day job.

2467 days ago
73.

Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

71 is a liar. hahaha

2467 days ago
74.

Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

77 is out of their mind.

2467 days ago
75.

Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

The remark about chicken wings was way rude. She's would'nt be funny with that "could care less attitude" even if she was'nt acting like a racist to be funny. Bartending must be her primary job.

2467 days ago
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