Chelsea Handler is under fire from mothers everywhere after posting an insensitive Instagram that mocked the sensitive topic of miscarriage. The provocative comedian has a particular brand of comedy: was she intentionally making light of one of the worst things someone could experience?
Chelsea Handler, 40, is no stranger to inciting ire with her comedy, and she did just that after posting an Instagram on October 15 that may have seemed casual at first glance — until you looked at the hashtag. The photo showed a mashed up pomegranate, hashtagged #miscarriage. Obviously, that did not go over well. Click through to see the pic!
“It’s impossible to enjoy eating a pomegranate when the end result is this. #miscarriage #cleaningupforyourcleaninglady,” Chelsea captioned her picture of a smashed pomegranate, which resembled a bit of a bloody mess. After hordes of people bashed the comedian for her gruesome hashtag, she immediately removed the offensive hashtag.
However, Chelsea’s Instagram also got posted to Twitter, which didn’t get deleted with the original caption. So that still exists in all its terrible glory. Uh oh! Chelsea’s miscarriage joke offended so many who have experienced that painful loss, as well as others who just found it distasteful.
“U are so disgusting and have no class what so over,” one upset commenter wrote. “As usual for her no respect or regard for anyone else feelings,” wrote another, blasting Chelsea.
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Some diehard fans vehemently defended Chelsea, stating that her joke was all in good fun, and that people shouldn’t take her so seriously. And, you know, that they thought it was funny. “Some people are so anal. If the miscarriage bothered you why did you read it? #idiot #anal #jamiesonbitch,” one fan tweeted.
“Everything u posts, even if it is awful it’s funny,” a fan wrote, defending her. Unfortunately for Chelsea, her Instagram came on the worst day possible: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which is commemorated every October 15. That is such a terrible coincidence.
Chelsea definitely understood the pain her hashtag caused, though, as she later posted another picture, this time of her dog, Chunk, captioned: “Let’s get back to pictures of dogs so everyone can just get along. Look at this little asshole. Chunk despises Tammy.”
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— Samantha Wilson