Despite what her Oscar tweets may have indicated, Chelsea Handler is emphatically not a racist — at least, according to Chelsea Handler.
“People are mad at me all the time. If I was worried about that, then I would be spending a lot of time online. I’d rather be a little bit more productive,” she explained to George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Tuesday, after he brought up her controversial Academy Award-night comments — including this message about Sunday’s Best Supporting Actress winner: “#AngelinaJolie just filed adoption papers #lupitanyongo #Oscars -@chelseahandler.”
Okay, cool! Thanks for clearing that up, Chelsea. This would be the perfect time to change the subject. Right? Right?
Yeah, no. “I’m not racist,” the comedian continued, laughing as though the very idea were utterly ludicrous. “I date a lot of black people, so that would be a difficult thing to explain to them.” Palm, meet face.
Only then did she decide to switch topics… to her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, which chronicles Handler’s experiences while on safari. “I like to go on big trips where I don’t belong and kind of embarrass our country,” Chelsea told Stephanopoulos. Mission accomplished?