Chelsea Handler and “15 different languages”

September 22, 2016 21:15:55 Posted at September 22, 2016 21:15:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Chelsea Handler has never liked Angelina Jolie. Google it. Chelsea Handler is also very good friends with Jennifer Aniston. So here’s Chelsea Handler giving her opinion, because we were all waiting for her opinion, on the breaking of Brange:

If you’re Jennifer Aniston, is this what you want your friend to be doing? If you’re Jennifer Aniston and you’re writing essays for The Huffington Post about how the tabloids are creating bullsh-t narratives and pitting women against other women, if you’re attacking tabloid culture for perpetuating stories that don’t matter to you anymore, should one of your closest friends be screaming at the television about your ex-husband’s estranged wife? How does THAT add to the bullsh-t narrative? When someone you are closely associated with continues to dump on your romantic rival? If you’re Jennifer Aniston, are you really above it? Can you honestly say you’re not a PART of it?


And then there’s Chelsea Handler. Specifically Chelsea Handler’s words about Brad Pitt’s alleged drinking and why: 

“Maybe (Brad Pitt) could have been spending the last 12 years at Lake Como hanging out with George Clooney and Matt Damon instead of being stuck in a house with 85 kids speaking 15 different languages. Oh yeah, because he married a f-cking lunatic!”

Um, ha ha? Am I supposed to laugh? Call Angelina Jolie a f-cking lunatic, whatever, that’s not my issue. My issue is the “15 different languages”. If all of Brange’s kids were white, would she be able to make that joke about 15 different languages? You know the answer to this. The answer is no. The 15 different languages is a specific reference to the racial background of their children Maddox, Pax, and Zahara. Chelsea could have stopped at 85 kids. The humour there is somewhat understandable. Many parents would agree that having so many kids would be a headache. ONE kid is a headache. Parents can’t admit it but I’m sure they can laugh at it.

But to extend the joke to the 15 languages is something else, something ugly. Now it’s no longer a parenting joke. Now it’s not a joke about managing kids. Now it’s a race joke. A race joke about adopted children. Is this acceptable to you? 

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