Comedian Chelsea Handler unleashed a hot take to the Twitter stream Sunday night, saying she thinks thought crimes should be punishable by law.
Responding to a story about the arrest of two Chinese tourists in Germany for throwing up the Nazi salute, Handler wrote: “2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes. Wouldn’t it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?”
For someone who makes a living saying edgy things under the security blanket of humor, her take is a scorching one. Five minutes of thought would have swayed her away from sending it out, as fans immediately responded saying she should “rethink her stance.”
In the incident referenced by Handler, two Chinese tourists decided to take a picture of themselves doing the Nazi salute in front of the German parliament building, Reichstag. They were charged Saturday and face a fine and a possible prison sentence of up to three years.
One user pointed out the ludicrous hypocrisy in Handler’s suggestion, noting she’s opening the door for her own arrest.
“Does @chelseahandler understand that under these laws she could be arrested for some of her stand up?
“She’s been pretty bad to Asians,” another user pointed out.
This isn’t the first time the liberal comedian has been hypocritical on Twitter. She also called Paul Ryan sexist for enforcing the “no shoulders showing” rule for female legislators in the Speaker’s chamber, though Nancy Pelosi enforced the same rule when she was the speaker.
2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes. Wouldn’t it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 7, 2017
You should really take this down & rethink this stance. Not a good look.
— Zachary Elwood (@apokerplayer) August 7, 2017
Does @chelseahandler understand that under these laws she could be arrested for some of her stand up lol? She’s been pretty bad to Asians.
— Jacques (@arcadeyblog) August 7, 2017
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