Chelsea Handler Accused of 'Immigrant-Shaming' With Rant About Melania: 'She Can Barely Speak English'
The remark came when asked if the first lady would ever appear on her Netflix show.
TV host Chelsea Handler has been accused of bullying Melania Trump after she poked fun at the first lady during a recent interview.
The comedian lashed out at the first lady when asked by Variety if she'd ever have President Trump’s third wife on her Netflix talk show.
“To talk about what, she can barely speak English," Handler replied.
The first lady is fluent in five languages, including French, Italian, German, Slovene and English.
Now, Handler is now being accused of "immigrant shaming," and the backlash online has come fast and furious.
"Chelsea Handler is fluent in stupid," one tweet read.
Handler was interview by Variety at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah where she led a Women's March in the city.
The backlash against Handler comes as actor Jon Voight, an outspoken Republican and Trump supporter, is furious at fellow celebrities like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, who both participated in the Women's March.
“When you see the young people, like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, and they have a lot of followers, a lot of young people, what are they teaching?" the 78-year-old actor asked a TMZ cameraman. "They're teaching treason. They're teaching going up against the government, not accepting the will of the people on this presidency. It's a very sad day really when I see this."
Celebrities speaking out against the new administration have caused much anger among some citizens. Just ask Madonna, whose music was banned indefinitely from a Texarkana, Texas, radio station Wednesday.
During the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., Saturday, the “Material Girl” said she had thoughts of “blowing up the White House,” which led to outcry among some Americans.
"Banning all Madonna songs at Hits 105 is not a matter of politics, it's a matter of patriotism," the station said in a statement. “It just feels wrong to us to be playing Madonna songs and paying her royalties when the artist has shown un-American sentiments."
Days after Madonna's comments, she took to Instagram, in a now deleted post, to clarify her remarks.
"I am not a violent person," she wrote. "I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.”
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