I will never understand what the big attraction is to comedienne, Chelsea Handler. How popular is she? She was not only ranked in the Maxim Hot 100 (she’s hot?) in 2009 and 2010; but even more shockingly (or depressingly), she was placed on Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People in 2012. She has also received numerous comedy awards.
I just don’t get it. Her nightly show on E!, Chelsea, Lately is not funny and is close to unwatchable. The majority of the show’s jokes are sexually-themed, crude and tasteless.
But it’s more than just her show. Handler, herself is hard to take. Her constant public merry-go-round of boyfriends and self-proclaimed sexual exploits are a total turnoff. She also readily admits to big time drug use and boozing. And it shows. She’s only 38 but looks much older.
And her crudeness isn’t exclusive to her comedy act. Handler regularly rips into, actress, Angelina Jolie for having the gall to steal Brad Pitt away from one of her best pals, Jennifer Aniston. In 2010, Handler had this to say about the tattooed actress: “She’s a home wrecker, she is. She (Jolie) gives interviews (and says): ‘I don’t have a lot of female friends.’ Because you’re a f—ing c—. You’re a f—ing b—-!” Now there’s some tasteful, constructive criticism. (Author’s note: I have never quite understood why women tend to blame the “other woman” for an extramarital affair instead of the husband.)
Handler represents everything that’s wrong with today’s entertainment. I don’t see anything attractive or funny about a woman who proudly portrays herself as loose and wild; and who brandishes a foul mouth with a warped sense of pride. Then again, she has an audience—a big one. So she’s just giving the entertainment-viewing public exactly what they want—a very sad statement about the continuing downward spiral of our culture.
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