Comedian Chelsea Handler says some pretty off-the-wall things, but what she wrote on Twitter Monday might take the cake. The liberal activist is known for trying to whip the public into a panic about President Trump, but her newest tweet is absolutely mind-boggling.
Over the past year, Handler has blamed Trump for the homeless-camp-caused fire that burned its way into her exclusive Bel-Air neighborhood, held Republicans responsible for the deadliest church shooting in Texas history, and said she’d rather have North Korean totalitarian dictator Kim Jong-un leading America than Trump. Those are just a few examples.
On Monday, she wrote on Twitter: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin. The world is getting browner and gayer, so everyone needs to hop on board, or go live in a hole.”
On the surface, it appears Handler is saying that people who aren’t supportive of non-white people and/or the homosexual lifestyle will either not survive or be forced to live away from society. But if you more carefully read her wording, it actually sounds like a massive insult to non-white people and those living the gay lifestyle.
In her quote from Charles Darwin — which is actually not from Darwin, according to Quote Investigator — Handler says it’s not the “strongest” or “most intelligent” that survive but the most adaptable before immediately talking about “browner” and “gayer” people. The poor wording makes it sound like she’s calling non-white and gay people weaker and dumber than everyone else — even though she probably isn’t.
Either way, her newest bit of wisdom didn’t go over well with many of her Twitter followers. And many people don’t put being a racist on the same level as not wanting to be an advocate for homosexuality.
Some followers did praise her.
What do you think of this? In other news, Donald Trump Jr. is speaking out about what happened when his wife opened an envelope full of white powder.