Chelsea Handler stars in a new Netflix documentary the features the former talk show host traveling the country apologizing for her white privilege and endeavoring to finally learn “how to be a better white person to people of color, without making it a thing.”
“I’m clearly the beneficiary of white privilege. And I want to know what my personal responsibility is moving forward in the world we live in today where race is concerned,” Handler confesses at the top of the hour-long documentary, called Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea, the dropped on the streamer Friday.
The documentary sees Handler interviewing Actor-comedians Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, and W. Kamau Bell, race writer Tim Wise, Civil Rights activist Ruby Sales, Emory University historian Carol Anderson, Tennessee-based rapper Jelly Roll, Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah, and New Jersey Institute for Justice CEO Ryan Haygood, a Republican strategists, black students at the University of California at an open mic night, and her high school ex-boyfriend Tyshawn...
When Handler got to Tennessee she opened up about her troubled childhood to a white rapper named Jelly Roll and a black barber who’s a supporter of President Donald Trump. It was there that she revealed that her tumultuous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Tyshawn, a black heroin addict and dealer who spent over a decade in jail for armed robbery and who got her pregnant at 16 (Handler said she had an abortion) made her confront how privileged she was. Handler tells a story of how she would snitch on Tyshawn when cops stopped them. He would get arrested and she was always left free to go.
What do you even say to something like this? It seems Handler is setting out to make a complete fool of herself and the Democrat party, and odds are she's going to succeed.
My new documentary premieres on @Netflix in 2 days. It’s called ‘Hello Privilege, It’s Me Chelsea.’ It’s about me, Chelsea, exploring white privilege. And yes, everyone should watch it. Especially you, Mr. President.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 12, 2019