Comedian Chelsea Handler is the latest woke Hollywood celebrity to call herself to task on her white privilege.
Handler faced her past and her position as a white woman in her new documentary “Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea,” which Netflix explained showed the comedian exploring “how white privilege impacts American culture — and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career.”
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“Obviously, Chelsea is going through some very deep trauma,” comedian Michael Loftus quipped recently on “Fox & Friends.”
“She’s taken Trump Derangement Syndrome to another level,” he added. “This is such a bad idea.”
In the documentary, Handler interviewed people about white privilege while taking a look at her own life and success which she sees having benefited from it. She told Bill Maher earlier this year that President Trump’s election victory in 2016 led her to therapy and weed.
“So she feels bad because she is rich and successful,” Loftus continued, wondering who the target audience is for the Netflix documentary.
“If her goal is to improve race relations in America, how does this do that?” co-host Pete Hegseth asked.
“It does nothing!” Loftus exclaimed. “This is such a liberal, lefty thing to do. You have some crazy little innocuous thing. You don’t really try to find a solution, but you do a movie about and then she gets rich. Come on!”
Handler spoke about her reality check during an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”
“I didn’t take into account the color of my skin and how much easier it was for me rather than a person of color to get away with [the] loud behavior that I was getting away with,” she said Wednesday. “I didn’t think racism was the way it used to be. I didn’t think sexism was the way it used to be. I was naive and I was living in my own bubble and I decided I had to do something that was going to make a contribution rather than take it.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin asked Handler about one of the interviews in the documentary featuring a group of conservative women who said that African-Americans had privilege too and that one of the parents is always missing in black families.
“What was your reaction when they said those things?” Hostin asked.
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“Well, listen,” Handler replied, “I had to do a lot of therapy to even have these conversations with people because I have a temper and I’m reactive.”
“When somebody’s annoying, I want to tell them that they’re annoying or that they’re stupid,” Handler added. “But my exercise in this film was to be more quiet and to stop inserting myself and saying ‘you’re wrong, you’re wrong,’ and to let them say — to be actually just kind of a space for everybody to speak openly.”
With her introspection and apologies, Handler joins left-wing colleagues like actress Roseanna Arquette, who also recently apologized for being born “white and privileged.” But viewers seemed to find little substance in the grandstanding documentary as Twitter users weighed in.
Okay thanks f or starting the convo and making a doc so we all know how woke you are. what now after your promo tour? Will you move out of your Bel Air gated mansion and move into a more diverse community to stay some and keep the condo goung?? Let us know.
— Stupette_Says (@Stupette1974) September 19, 2019
Stop trying to be so relevant.
— amanda (@amanda01640491) September 18, 2019
. @chelseahandler I’m praying for ya gurl! There’s nothing more racist than thinking you are better and you can fix things. Maybe instead of pandering to minorities you spend some of that 100 million you have on helping the homeless, education,and the inner cities. Just a thought pic.twitter.com/Zsxh6Tn5gW
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) September 13, 2019
Thanks for dismissing the hard work of white people who are just working class like everyone else. It’s like saying you don’t even have to try… just be white. Stop lying!
— GG Gumdrop (@gg_gumdrop) September 18, 2019
Poor Chelsea thinks everyone has the same personal problems and insecurities that she has. Truth is, we don’t.
— James Spiegel (@jimspiegelaz) September 19, 2019
I thought we are suppose to accept ourselves for who we are and love ourselves. These people can’t make up their minds. Why should anyone be uncomfortable about how they were born? Were they in control? No. Stop drinking Handler!
— cynthia burns (@pastorcab) September 19, 2019
Good Lord ?♀️. Can anyone tell me why we care what she thinks?
— S.Cardoso (@sctrinity64) September 19, 2019
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