After a gunman opened fire on a church congregation in Sutherland Springs, Texas, 26 innocent people were left dead. Following the horrific shooting, Hollywood celebrity Chelsea Handler has found herself in hot water after a comment she made in response to the incident.
The massacre, which is now known as the deadliest church shooting in modern history, is also being called the deadliest shooting in Texas history. Handler, a Hollywood comedian and an outspoken critic of President Trump, shared her reaction to the incident in a controversial post on Twitter. She wrote,
“Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.”
Many who saw this were outraged at her response to such a horrific tragedy. To some, her tweet showed hate and insensitivity to the incident.
Handler previously hosted a show on Netflix, which ran for two rocky seasons but canceled it in order to focus more on her political activism. She explained her reasoning behind the cancellation of the show in a statement.
“Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation,” the statement read. “For these reasons, I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me.”
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