Chelsea Handler Wants Laws for People Who Find Racism Funny

Chelsea Handler participates in the Women's March in Park City, Utah wearing a pink 'pussyhat' / Getty Images
August 7, 2017

Comedian Chelsea Handler late Sunday night tweeted her support for laws against people "who think racism is funny."

Handler hosts the Netflix program "Chelsea" and frequently tweets invective against President Donald Trump and his administration.

Journalists and conservative pundits across Twitter noted the issues of a comedian hawking a message against freedom of speech.

Amusingly, Handler has in the past been the subject of controversy over racist jokes.

During the 2014 Academy Awards, the Huffington Post handed over its Twitter account to Handler. Handler made adoption jokes many regarded as racially insensitive.

Handler also promoted her book Uganda Be Kidding Me, and when 12 Years a Slave won best picture in 2014, she made the Africa connection to promote it again.

She made several other racist jokes then and continues to do so now on Twitter, including one within the past year pointed out by the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross.