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Comedienne Chelsea Handler has been blasted by Twitter users after suggesting that “laws” should exist in the United States to penalize people who find racism funny, despite having a history of repeatedly using race as a punchline in her own jokes.
“[Two] Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making Nazi salutes,” she wrote on Twitter. “Wouldn’t it be nice [to] have laws here for people who think racism is funny?”
The talk show host appeared to be referring to an incident on Sunday in which two Chinese tourists posing for photos in front of the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, were arrested after making a Nazi salute.
However, Twitter users were quick to challenge Handler’s apparent hypocrisy, pointing out her own history of making racist or non-politically correct jokes, including jokes about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children, Melania Trump’s accent, and a quip about going on a “Nazi genealogy hunt.”